Don't Always Believe What You are Told

During the closed season, I made my first few trips to a Carp syndicate that I have decided to fish this year. Although I had baits out most of the time, my main aim was to get an idea of the lake's features while there still weren't many people about. I'd been told that the

From The Privvy – Chapter One

An Early Start I was woken at four in the morning by my father, it was sometime in July 1958 and I was going carp fishing for the first time. Today was the culmination of several weeks of preparation, my cousin had modified our rods by building solid glass tip sections and replacing the snake

My Favourite Fish

By Peter Stone I am often asked which is my favourite species. I haven't one, but if I was asked which I consider the most spectacular species I would not even have to stop and consider. For one stands head and shoulders above the others - Perch. The first fish I can recall which pulled

Tench

And how to catch them

Marshland Carp

I have fished the marshes of the Pevensey levels and the Romney Marsh since the early fifties and remember the Wallers Haven when it used to run by the garden of the Star Inn. In those days, Carp were very rare and the Wallers Haven had a different name, it was called the Pevensey Sluice.