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Joining Hassan in the studio is "Mr Baitworks" himself, top carp angler and carp breeder Mark Bryant.
In this episode Mark talks about how he has always balanced his carp fishing. From being a semi professional goal keeper, starting Baitworks and in more recent times having a family, Mark has managed to pursue his passion for catching carp on minimal time.
Mark shares his most significant angling chapters from the Cotswolds Water Park nature reserve, Horseshoe Lake, Linch Hill and "The Bird Pond" to name a few. There are more then a few incredible carp captures in these tales along with some real "out the box" thinking in terms of bait, tactics and rigs that certainly have given Mark the edge and will get you thinking.
Marks talks about his passion for growing carp on from eggs and keeping stains of carp alive for example collecting spawn from venues around The Cotswolds Water park and growing them on to be restocked. It's a fascinating insight into what makes Mark tick. In the final section of the podcast marks talks about the bait business and the realties of what the journey in the industry has been like for him and Baitworks.
Mark is an incredible angler, he really is his own man and doesn't follow the path most trodden. This open minded individualism shine through and makes for an insightful, action packed podcast that covers a huge cross section of topics.