So much to trea­sure

Improve Your Coarse Fishing (UK) - - Reader Offer - MICK COOK, VIA EMAIL

I have had the plea­sure of fish­ing since the age of five and, as I ap­proach 50, I re­alise how much it has meant to me over the years. When re­turn­ing from war zones it pre­served my san­ity and al­lowed time for re­flec­tion. When fish­ing with friends, it has pro­duced more laugh­ter and plea­sure than I thought pos­si­ble un­til re­cently. Teach­ing my son to fish and lis­ten­ing to his laugh­ter as he hooked his first carp, man­aged to re­duce me to tears and laugh­ter all at the same time. Teach­ing him knots was not quite so easy un­til I made a su­per size hook out of an old coat hanger. With the ad­di­tion of an ex­tra long boot­lace as line, we now prac­tice and share the learn­ing. Fish­ing con­tin­ues to keep giv­ing and I couldn't ask for more.

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