Afraid to say it but I certainly find myself in the ‘autumn’ of my carp fishing journey, having caught my first double figured carp in 1980!!! But the passion still burns as brightly as ever. Even after more nights than I care to remember, if I plan to arrive at a venue at dawn I can never sleep the night before and usually end up wandering around the lake in the pitch black dark waiting for the first signs of life … and I still spill my brew whenever the buzzer sounds! That’s what carp fishing gives you.
I never lose sight of the fact that for 99% of lads out fishing it’s just a hobby… a bloody wonderful hobby that nobody outside of the angling world ever fully understands and it’s an absolute pleasure to share it all with you guys! Let’s see if I can squeeze another 20 years out of it!