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  I believe lots of anglers like myself with a France trip coming up to go in search of Carp, will experience a couple of weird emotions at some time, usually, that being,“excitement” as one, and the other, “bewilderment” but in a funny peculiar way. Two different emotions and yet both expected from a compassionate angler dedicated to the sport. It’s the unknown that brings any anticipation that constitutes feelings of this nature duly because of how we think. For Example: what is to come or not to come from the French adventure that lies ahead! No one can know this part until their...

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Part 1 So last Monday myself and Ryan Kellett set off on a fishing road trip for my birthday session, first stop was Linear Fishery in hope of getting on St. John’s or Oxlease’s but due to a number of reasons we couldn’t  so the first 36 hours was spent on a packed out B1 with only around 5 empty swims! So moving to get on the fish was not an option so we sat it out, and  in the end I did manage to grab a nice Mirror mid-day on the second day, but on the whole was very quite so...

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Laroussi France 2016 With months of waiting in anticipation of our first ever France trip, myself, dad, and younger brother couldn’t wait for that day to arrive, excitement wasn’t the word, in fact, we don’t know what the words were, excitement, emotions, giddy, there were many feelings. We set off at 3 in the afternoon to beat the traffic on the way down to Portsmouth but we didn’t do very well, our ferry set off at 11 so this didn’t really matter we arrived at Portsmouth with a hour to spare.We sat in the line waiting to board the boat...

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In a year of planning, as we all do for our trips to the French carp waters, we work plan and save through the year with excitement and anticipation of what we will encounter when embarking on our chosen destination. As in most cases these days, most of us set off the Friday, the day before, and in our case this was so with a long 5 hour journey ahead from Cheshire to reach Folkestone for our train at 05.20 Saturday morning then nearly a further 4 hours when arriving in France to our venue. Having pre booked our peg...

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