|Benno - aged 7 or 8, with a couple of pike from Startop's End Res. Tring|
|Looking like an advert for child neglect? Benno playing a pike in Kilchurn Bay 1991.|
As his father, I feel sure he learned more during a week away with me, and the crazy crew, than he
would have done at school, at this stage in his development?
|8 lbs 7 oz - the catalyst to my rediscovery of the joys of angling and the start of the next chapter.|
The first fish I had caught in over 18 years - if only Bev could had known?
Although I still crave big fish; it is more important that I now do it in a manner that befits the capture. It's how I do it and not how big the fish, that defines success within my present day angling.
The Scottish trip is getting closer, by the day, but I'm still concentrating my thoughts on a couple of carp sessions before we go. I've been reading a lot of material on particle fishing and watching some magnificent camera work, if very amateur presenters, on Youtube. I've a head full of ideas, just got to find time to put them into practice. I am hoping to use the local commercials to try a few ideas before attempting to pursue a PB from either the RMC or The Stour - all pie in the sky at present.