I often read through all the articles in Improve Your Coarse Fishing and am amazed by the sheer quality of fishing we have in our country. Something that stands out is how well we know the potential of our lakes, with articles often quoting figures indicating the presence of 400 carp, 40 over 20lb and 10 over 30lb etc. It got me thinking; imagine if we knew the stocks in our river and canal systems, the numbers, weights and species and some idea of where they were. I think it would make a great read, as so many fish have now moved around our waterways. The potential appears limitless and there is so much there for everyone to enjoy. It makes you excited for the new season ahead, to think when sat by the river with a big piece of meat on the hook, what unknown giants could appear...
David Downing, via email
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