Hello, My name is Ralph and I live in London with my wife Sue. I did not start fishing until 18 months ago. Before that I had never even thought about going fishing and had never held a live fish! Imagine my shock when I hooked and landed a reasonable size common carp! Within a few hours I had landed four of them. Well that was it, I was hooked (sorry). I was 58 years old, so you see I came to this late in life. In a few weeks time I will be 60 and my only regret is I did not take this up sooner. To save repeating lots of it here, you can read the whole story of my fishing adventures on my purely for fun fishing blog (no adverts or commercial links).
In brief, I started waggler float fishing after watching a few videos using some cheap tackle. I them got involved in match fishing by entering a few friendly local matches. I am also keen on light lure and urban fishing. It is a convenient way of fishing for a few hours in London, especially on the Regent's Canal.
Recently I have acquired a small pole (9,5m) and a seat-box to get a foot into pole fishing. at the moment I am tying to master dealing with those tiny N.10 and 12 shots.
That's me so far. I like to think of myself as a bit of an all rounder, keen to try new methods. A planed move out of London, later this year, to the coast might fine me exploring a spot of sea fishing. I am no expert and probably never will be, but I get as much pleasure out of learning as I do out of fishing.