The Angling Lines Team;
Paul Cooper : I first started fishing around the age of 10years and it was not until I was 18years of age that I caught my first carp of around 10lb. The only other interest that I have is Stoke City Football Club, to which I have been a loyal supporter since around 13 years old. I have slowly progressed with my fishing with numerous thirties, forties, along with a couple of fifty pound carp under my belt, the largest being 55lb 6oz from a lake in the Limoges region of France. I am fully employed; however I am in a fortunate position that I do get sufficient time to dedicate to fishing. I am a person who will rise to a challenge, and will share what knowledge I can gain from that challenge with others. There are many ways of approaching the challenges around fishing and I am always eager to learn as well as passing on what I have learned.e-mail: Paulcooperscfc@aol.com
Jim Kelly : I have a full time job as a mathematics consultant and usually only get to fish every other weekend. My first dabble at carp fish was way back in 1982. I only fish for carp as there just isn’t enough time to fish for anything else. I have fished a vast range of English waters from small ponds, large silty meres and 200 acre gravel pits. I only fish waters I find pleasing to the eye. My other hobbies include table tennis and going to the pub. e-mail: email@example.com
Pat Gillett : I have been fishing since I was 5 years old which Is 33 years now. Up until about 10 years ago I more or less fished for carp throughout the season. But for the last 10 years or so I have changed my fishing to give me more variety and I believe more of a challenge. So now I generally fish for carp from March to October (with perhaps the odd large bream session thrown in.) and from October onwards my thoughts will move on to the rivers for mainly barbel but targeting chub or pike if I feel the conditions are too cold for the barbel. The waters I fish vary from a river which is in parts only a rod length wide to a 170 acre reservoir. I have also fished in France for between 1 and 3 weeks for the last 10 years or so, fishing a lot of different holiday type venues. Doing this throughout the season you get to fish a number of different venues and are therefore presented with a wide variety of fishing situations and I have to say I enjoy them all. I am in full time employment but do try to get out at least once or twice per week throughout the year, no matter what the weather is like. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgNo tag for this post.