I'm Brad, I'm 23 and I began my fishing at around the age of 11, fishing a large gravel pit for perch on the float. I was asked by a friend if I wanted to go to a lake in essex near to me. Unbeknown to me back then it was a match lake with a head of carp to around 10lb. I cast my float out like i always did and was catching the silvers on maggots, until on one occasion my float sailed away and as I struck, my small float rod hooped round and my clutch was sent spiralling! I landed a small common of about 6lb and from then on all I could think about was carp!
Moving on some 12 years with some nice fish under my belt and having worked away for a while I am now back in Essex and looking to target some old dark mirrors and a big common for the photo album from a local syndicate to me. I have three target fish from this water: Single Scale, Shoulders and the Big Common which hopefully I'll be able to share with you in the coming year.