No matter how skilful you are, there’s no substitute for luck
HAVING a decent degree of skill is important if you want to be a good angler, but I think it is even more important to be lucky.
I have developed my skills over the years but I am under no illusions. I know I am a very mediocre angler, only able to get out on the bank once a week.
My best mate Keith, on the other hand, manages to fish several times a week and is always trying to improve. Ask him anything and he has the answer ready.
But when it comes to personal best lists I have had a 24lb carp, an 8lb 4oz tench and a 10lb 3oz bream. Keith has had carp to 21lb, tench to 7lb 2oz and bream to 9lb 14oz.
Luck has played a huge part in all those fish of mine. Mick Dooley, Chelmsford