Trent re­vival no dream

Angling Times (UK) - - YOUR FISHING WEEK -

IT’S back, the Trent of my child­hood dreams!

After read­ing the ‘Pole V Whip’ ar­ti­cle in An­gling Times (a great ar­ti­cle I might add) it said that the Trent em­bank­ment was fish­ing well, and it’s only four miles away from me. I had to give it a try.

The Trent of my youth was full of fish. You could walk for a mile just to get a swim at the week­end. But in the 1980s and 1990s you could walk miles and not see an an­gler. Where did all the fish go? My last dou­ble-fig­ure net of Trent roach was in 1975 – un­til, that is, on Oc­to­ber 20 this year. I sat on the Trent fish­ing 12ft of water at my feet, had a bite-a-chuck for five hours and net­ted 12lb of roach. The mem­o­ries flooded back, and all thanks to Dave Har­rell and An­gling Times. Joe San­ders, via email

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