I RECENTLY took the plunge and fished my first-ever open match after spending months wondering about whether I should get involved in the scene.
The event was at Partridge Lakes and after five hours of fishing I had really enjoyed myself although, as you’ve probably already guessed, I won nothing at all!
What amazed me was how helpful the regulars were. I feared that top anglers would be dismissive of newcomers like me, but they helped me out and answered any questions I had on the best tactics in a detailed and honest way.
I’ll definitely be heading back for another match soon, hoping that the tips I picked up can help me put in a better performance. Michael Hunter, Chester