I have been fishing since I was 5 years old, going to the local lakes with my dad fishing for anything that would hang itself.
I started carp fishing from the age of 12 and was lucky enough to be bought a ticket on the Essex Manor in 1997 and also had a ticket for the North Met Pit in the Lea Valley.
Since those early days on the Manor, I have been back on at least three occasions and managed to catch a few nice ones along the way. I have also travelled around a bit more recently fishing places like Wellington Country Park and some of the BCAC events around the country.
I currently have a real taste for more European fishing and have three trips booked up for next year at Lac Du Der. I also fancy another go on the Essex Manor for some of the new ones that swim in its depths as well as some of the older special ones.