DON’T WORRY LOVE, I’LL PACK THE CAR...

Angling Times (UK) - - YOUR FISHING WEEK -

THE hol­i­day sea­son is in full flow, and it comes with some great fish­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties... if you’re sneaky enough to grab them when you can.

Over the past few years I’ve be­come adept at pack­ing the car to in­clude all the ‘es­sen­tial’ items my wife and teenage daugh­ter ‘must’ take on hol­i­day, along with a bit of fish­ing kit that’s so well hid­den that even my wife – who has the spot­ting skills of a kestrel on the trail of a shrew – can’t pick it out in the lug­gage.

It doesn’t mat­ter that you haven’t got your full-sized seat­box, 16m of pole, or a bivvy and three carp rods. Hol­i­day fish­ing isn’t about that, it’s all about go­ing back to ba­sics and hav­ing fun do­ing it.

I re­cently had great few hours on a farmer’s lake with 4m of pole, a bait box con­tain­ing a few rig bits, a fold­ing land­ing net and two slices of War­bur­tons. It didn’t take long to get a load of small rudd feed­ing, and they put a huge smile on my face.

To in­spire you, take a look at Martin Bowler’s hol­i­day ad­ven­ture and the An­gling Times trip to Guernsey, and then pick your own fish­ing hotspot from our su­perb Where to Fish sec­tion.

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