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Dan Jones

I've been a keen angler since my first trip back in the mid 80′s when my father took me sea fishing, twenty-five years on and I still have vivid memories of that day. I spent most of my weekends during my teenage years hanging off Swansea's West Pier or wading through mud to reach the estuary. I would think nothing of cycling hours on end to reach likely fishing spots around the Gower coast.

Twenty years ago I hooked in to my first ever Carp, at the time a Common Carp weighing 10lb 2oz was like nothing I'd ever experienced and the obsession that soon followed. In 2007 I decided to start an online fishing diary called 'Carp, Coarse and Swansea' initially it was more of a photos album but somewhere in the following years I became an angling blogger. In 2009 I posted my first video blog after landing a personal best Bream.  I'm not quite sure when this became the norm but these days I rarely fish a session that doesn't required several hours video editing. To be perfectly honest I never expected the volume of interest in my video blogs but as the current view total over a half a million! I guess I must be doing something right.

Since becoming a member of Team Mistral I tried and tested nearly every product Mistral has to offer and I have yet to find one that doesn't catch fish but I keep turning back to the classic Rosehip isotonic and my current favorite Belachan Shrimp which is responsible for my PB of 37lb 7oz.

In 2010 I became a father now my angling increasingly involves William joining me on the bank or bivvying up. Although he loves fishing, catching is essential and for those rare moments where I can get him to sit and watch a rod, Mistral makes that a reality. 

Tight lines

Dan

Videos

Easter Bank Holiday Commons. Carp, Coarse and Swansea Video 149

Easter Bank Holiday Commons. Carp, Coarse and Swansea Video 149

Pike Fishing - Port Talbot Docks. Carp, Coarse and Swansea Video 148

Pike Fishing - Port Talbot Docks. Carp, Coarse and Swansea Video 148

Carp, Bream, Perch, Pike and Tench. Carp Coarse and Swansea Video 147

Carp, Bream, Perch, Pike and Tench. Carp Coarse and Swansea Video 147

2016 Highlights. Carp Coarse and Swansea Video Blogs

2016 Highlights. Carp Coarse and Swansea Video Blogs

Last Pike Fishing Session of 2016. Carp, Coarse and Swansea Video 146

Last Pike Fishing Session of 2016. Carp, Coarse and Swansea Video 146

Autumn Afternoons Carp Fishing. Carp, Coarse and Swansea Video 145

Autumn Afternoons Carp Fishing. Carp, Coarse and Swansea Video 145
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