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My fishing started at the grand old age of around two while on a family holiday in France that – by some amazing coincidence – happened to have a lake on site that my dad could fish for his beloved carp after spending the day time with me and my mum. My dad bought my mum a small fishing pole/whip for her to catch roach and skimmer bream on, but it soon became my first fishing pole instead!
I remember the first time the pole float went under, I striked and (as my dad says) sent the poor roach to the Moon! My dad had to retrieve the fish from the tree behind us for me to then run in to our caravan to show mum what I had caught and happened to drop the fish in bed with her which went down a storm! […]