The carp in Lavers Syndicate, Essex have been on my radar for a while. It contains some really nice carp and isn’t too far from home in Hertfordshire. I was looking for somewhere that I could drop onto for short sessions, either very early morning or evening and this venue fits the bill perfectly.
So why am I such an obsessive angler? Where did it come from? Well the answer might lie in the ocean! In and around Poole Harbour to be precise, where a couple of generations of Marshes have wet a line.
It’s true that I’ve fished for about as long as I can remember. My very earliest memories were fishing for newts near our house in Crowborough, East Sussex. I must have been maybe 6 or 7 years old and it was around 1978 I guess. We used nets and marvelled at how we could capture these things that you wouldn’t usually see ‘above ground’. They were like from another world. You could discover and expose something that your average person would just walk passed, without even knowing it was there.