Having been obsessed with fished since the age of 4 when my parents took me fishing for roach rudd & perch before moving onto larger species like tench, bream & pike. Following a brief spell of match fishing, a friend convinced me to go carp fishing with him at Hainault Lake in Essex for a weekend which saw me fishing with borrowed gear, I really didn’t think I’d like it, how wrong I was. My first bite produced a 21lb 6oz Mirror and I was hooked… That was back in 1976 and, as they say, the rest is history!
Having fished all over the world fishing for everything for catfish in the Ebro, alligator gar in Texas, nile perch in Egypt, marlin & sailfish in Mexico or Tarpon, permit & bonefish in the Florida Keys my mainstay of angling has always been carp fishing.
Over the past 45 years carp fishing, I’ve been fortunate enough to have achieved a number of memorable captures including landing the first carp over 60lb to an English angler from Cassien in May 1985, Savay’s first 40lb’er and catching the mighty ‘Shoulders’ from Abbey Lakes at 94lb 4oz!
Having fished across the UK in the earlier years, I now focus on Europe visiting France, Italy, Croatia regularly ever year with the same excitement and anticipation that I had over forty years ago, a feeling I don’t see that changing anytime soon for the day it does will be the day I hang up my rods.
Tight Lines… See you somewhere down the line!