Hello everyone and welcome to angling4!
Hi my name is Mick. I live in Manchester in the UK I have been fishing with a rod and line since I was a very small child. As I live on the outskirts I have the opportunity to be closer to the countryside and away from the city centre. This has given my a better chance to pursue my favourite hobby. Fishing! It also allows my to be closer to nature and to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the different natural habitats whilst on the bank.
My first fish
I will always have fond memories of catching my very first fish, a small brown trout from a local stream. The excitement of the pull on the line and the quiver on my small fishing rod was exhilarating enough, but to then be in anticipation of what was on the end of the line was even better. The memory of running up the banking shouting Fish, Fish, I’ve caught a Fish! ……..will never ever leave me.
Times have changed since that day and I have been a member of several fishing clubs. My angling is more directed to catching coarse fish including carp, tench, bream, roach and perch among other species.
Within these angling clubs I have competed in fishing “Matches” or competitions and have been doing very well lately, but I am always striving to improve on how I fish and to increase my catch rate each time. The idea of a match is to catch as much weight of fish within a given time limit. This could be a lot of smaller fish or a few bigger fish to beat other anglers around me.
The joy of fishing
I want everyone to experience the joy fishing can bring whether you are totally new to fishing, or have been fishing a while and are looking to better your catch rate, or wish to know what fishing tackle is currently available to up your game.
Fish are getting cleverer
As times are changing, and fish are becoming harder to catch, I will be researching the latest techniques and tackle to keep you one step ahead of the fish. This will hopefully take away any confusion about all the different types and styles of coarse fishing and will help you to be more effective when catching more fish.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,