First post

Over the last few years, our eldest son Matthew has become completely obsessed with carp fishing.

Even as a very young boy, he has always enjoyed the occasional wander down to the river Ingrebourne, with his net catching sticklebacks. However, over the last couple of years, he has found complete solace, carp fishing. Like many things he takes an interest in, Matthew has immersed himself totally. He reads up on the subject, he watches endless videos of the latest techniques and equipment and bait. He is well known around the local fishing lakes and will often spend hours talking to the older fishermen, many of whom have commented that ‘he really knows his stuff’.

Tylers Common Fishery, which is one of our local lake, opens at the crack of dawn. And most weekends Matthew is awake just as early. At 5:30am most Saturday and Sunday morning, he will wake, eat a quick breakfast and have the car packed ready to go by 6am. We’ve started to spend many an hour on the bank and so I thought we should start documenting our time together. A blog, come website soon materialized.

So here it is, our blog, our story, our website, about ‘the one that got away’…and the many he’s caught.!