When I first started fishing 40 years ago, the river was all I knew. I grew up just a few miles from Tewkesbury where the rivers Avon and the Severn meet and began fishing at the age of 5 from my dad’s old boat. It took me years to catch anything bigger than a 1lb of course! I’m back fishing the river now, but this time it’s for carp. I have been chasing them on my local river, the Mayenne, for a number of years now and I absolutely love it. It has brought a whole new dimension to my carp fishing and to my mind it really is the most exciting form of our sport. Here are some of my adventures.
Carp fishing on the river: 10 carp in 3 sessions and my first 30lb river carp
River Carp Fishing in France: 20lb common and river carp rigs
How to tie a super strong carp rig for snaggy rivers
River carp fishing in France: First river carp at 24lbs 12oz from the river Mayenne
River Carping: 2 river carp from the Mayenne in France
Big river carp: A brace of 40lb+ common and a 45lb mirror on a French river
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