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Charlie Luckham

I started fishing at a young age on various rivers and small day ticket lakes in Dorset. At the time, usually for anything I could catch, but this soon changed as I couldn’t resist the buzz for catching carp… of any size!

It’s all about being prepared, outwitting the carp and watching the plan come together.

I have always been into fishing day ticket waters. The mysteriousness about them excites me, with the sheer fact that you don’t always know what fish are in them or what you’re going to catch, I still get the odd surprise.

Another reason is that a lot of people, including myself, simply can’t justify paying extortionate money and waiting lengthy times to fish a syndicate lake. 

I feel because of this, I represent the typical angler and go fishing for what I have always wanted to do it for – FUN, though I always fish with seriousness in my approach. I work full time and fishing is limited to weekends, evenings, and holiday time. It was through fishing that I got my job, so fishing will always be part of my life.

Watching and learning from the hit youtubers ‘Back Of The Landing Net’, I was soon using Mistral Baits and watching my catch rate increase. I was over the moon when asked to be a part of ‘BOTLN’, hosting with Jay and then honoured when asked to be a part of Team Mistral.

I honestly feel that some of the fish I have caught to date, is down to using Mistral Baits. Would I have caught them on other baits? Who knows… but I know for a fact that some lakes I’ve fished, I’ve been the only one using Mistral, and have caught when others have struggled.

My current PB is a 45lb Mirror Carp, caught using the renowned Rosehip Isotonic range from Mistral Baits.

Good luck everyone, and tight lines.

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