Phil had a particularly good season catching a number of carp including several of the lakes biggest residents using his tactical bait and wait approach. This conversation got me really fired up, as my fishing for a while had become a bit samey and I subtly suggested that I’d love a chance to angle on pastures new. Well the boys did me proud and got me an application form and in turn a season ticket, happy days!
On my first ever recce trip, I actually witnessed and pictured the lakes biggest common for a member called Edwin who had been after this particular fish for a while, so I was made up for him and in turn ensured I got him some decent pictures. I said from the outset I wasn’t going to take this water too seriously, rather use it for a bit of escapism and fun with my son.