In late 2004 I decided to spend some time in pursuit of carp from my local stretch of the river Cam in Cambridge and I had some success too landing over a dozen different carp to just over twenty pounds.
I've fished this river and its tributaries man and boy since the 1960's and have come to know many parts of it well. Coming from a small village south of Cambridge I was lucky enough to live close to the lower reaches of the (lesser) Granta, which is a tributary of the river Cam and within striking distance of the Cam itself through the city and beyond. Over the decades I have traveled on and beside these rivers by foot, bike and boat. From the south Cambridgeshire village of Little Chesterford through to the villages of Duxford, Sawston, Great & Little Shelford, Hauxton and Grantchester. I have fished all the stretches of the legendary Grantchester Meadows right up to Newnham on the southern outskirts of the city and through the famous 'Backs' at its very heart.
For the last twelve years my local stomping ground has been the meadows to the east of the city, the common land of Jesus, Midsummer and Coldhamns and of course all along the tow path up to the A14 Bridge and beyond to 'Baits bite lock'.