Ian returned to Vaux this September for the third time, bringing his wheelchair bound father, Tony, for his second visit. Tony required Ian’s constant care and assistance to hook and land fish and with little strength in his upper body there were some losses of larger carp. But he still achieved his aim to catch a big fish with minimal aid when he had his PB of 39lb 8oz. Ian too achieved his PB, a 41lb 8oz mirror. On the only night that Ian was able to fish, he had a double hook-up and two thirties on the mat at the same time. However, fishing days with his father meant that he could not continue nights and consequently the number of carp caught over the week was undoubtedly lower than it could have been.
Tony had no problems with the current facilities in the gîte and lakeside as he knew what to expect from his previous visit two years ago. However, over the winter months, we will be adapting the ground floor shower to make a wet area especially for wheelchair users so they will have access to a shower. We will put up a News Report with photos when the work has been completed.
Fishing Holiday at VauxTags: Disabled Anglers, Vaux