I never thought that I would become an angler. I hadn’t thought about fishing, even after my mum telling me about my grandad who used to go sea fishing. I breed and show rats (although thanks to COVID, that’s been put on hold). You couldn’t get two more different hobbies.
I met my other half 2 years ago and he introduced me to carp fishing. My first fishing trip was 36 hours at Frant Lakes just on the border of Kent and East Sussex, on the Easter bank holiday. The thing I remember most was watching him setting up, talking me through what he was doing and why. There’s just something special about watching someone do what they are passionate about. And the nature, the peace and quiet, the scenery. It was just beautiful.
In total he had 9 fish out and by the second day I was intrigued. I had never seen a carp in my life and I remember thinking they’re amazing.
I wanted a go.
And that’s how it started.