8 September 2021
The Wild Carp Trust offered a weekend’s wild carp fishing and bushcraft camping as part of the Wild Trout Trust’s annual charity auction. Known as ‘The Chairman’s Weekend’, it is the one where Fennel pulls out all the stops to feast, drink, fish and be merry.
The lot was won by Jack Walker-Williams, who was keen to catch his first wild carp on the fly.
Fennel Hudson and Peter Whipp from the Wild Carp Trust accompanied Jack to Llyngwyn lake in Wales, where he was able to catch his first wildie. They then returned to a mountain campsite where they stayed in Fennel’s tipi and cooked a huge steak dinner over an open fire. On the second day, Fennel and Pete introduced Jack to Pant y Llyn to show him some of our conservation work and try for some ‘high altitude carp’. It was a proper ‘boys adventure’ into the Welsh mountains.
Speaking of the event, Jack Walker-Williams said: “The weekend delivered on every front. We achieved everything I thought possible, and I caught my first wildie as well!”