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Lights, Camera,Action
flowing through my head, I fancied a
change of scenery for a couple of
weeks. One of my local waters
seemed ideal for a rod bend or two,
and as it’s a cheap ticket it suited me
just fine. A couple of short day sessions soon got the rods bending, and
even though the fish weren’t exactly
huge, it was enough to get my weekly
fix of carp action. The best was a
lovely old dark common around 17lb
that fell to a bright pop-up fished
inside a solid PVA bag of pellets. With
the Easter bank holiday soon looming,
thoughts of a few days fishing were
never far from my mind, and when I
received a call from Ian regarding
doing some filming the following
week it took me all of two seconds to
rearrange things at home and organ-
cied doing any other filming as he
was also working for an Internet fishing television site and thought I’d
make a good presenter and star of my
own little show. Well as you can
image I was well up for it, as I’ve
never been shy in front of the camera,
and the old thespian inside of me was
eager to show itself once again. Ian
said he’d arrange something in a couple of weeks’ time and left me to practise my lines and work on my Robert
De Niro impressions!
With the Anglers Mail feature all
sorted and thoughts of the Oscars
(Top) I could’nt seem to put a foot
wrong.
(Right) Only half an hour later this
lovely common slipped up.
(Below) The traps are set, now come
on you carp!
ise all I needed for a couple of days in
front of the cameras.
The venue I had in mind was Baden
Hall in Staffordshire, a venue I’d fished
in 2009 and wrote about here in the
pages of Big Carp. Jamie, the guy in
charge, was more than happy for us to
come along and hopefully capture on
film some of the lovely carp that swim
in their specimen lake. A few phone
calls were hastily made and all was
finally sorted, and over the weekend I
prepared my gear in eagerness of the
following week’s trip. The day of the
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