12 May 2021
Wild Carp Trust President John Bailey explains the treasured appeal of wild carp.
Writing in the Eastern Daily Press, he said:
Remember Tutankhamen and the moment Howard Carter went to open his tomb?
Remember how he peered into the opening made and was asked what he saw? “Wonderful things,” he replied, with the understatement demanded of an English gentleman of the period. What’s this got to do with fishing, then, you ask? I’ll explain.
A week ago exactly I was driving very early along a frost encrusted road towards the distant hills in the west where a wild carp lake was supposed to lie. As I approached, the cloud built up, the temperature dropped further and a brutal wind blew in snow from the north. By the time I arrived at the hidden lake, the moors around it were dusted in white, whilst those high hills beyond looked as remote and forbidding as the Himalayas.