MY ANGLING PATH - ABOUT ME
Hello and welcome to my angling blog and website, DHFishing.
My name is Dan Howe, I am 26 and based in West Yorkshire. I am a passionate angler, who has fished since the age of 14, where I got in to the sport through watching television programmes such as 'Go Fishing', 'Total Fishing' and the classic: 'A passion for Angling', among others that were aired around the time. Unlike most, my love for the sport was not passed down to me through the traditional route of my dad or grandad, so once I decided that I wanted to give it a go I spent all the time I could reading various angling publications before being purchased my first 'fishing set'. Needless to say it was a bit trial and error initially, but with some adjustments I began catching fish, with the first the inevitable Perch.
From there it all snowballed very quickly, simply going fishing mad, with every spare hour on a weekend spent chasing fish on the Canal and soon my local River Calder. Soon I began fishing local club waters and broadening my horizons and as I did so I developed in to different types of angling and then in 2007 on finishing School I left home to study Fisheries Management for two years, which really helped me gain a much better in depth knowledge going forward. By this time I had already begun dabbling in specimen angling, especially trying to stalk Carp off the surface.
From 2007 onwards Carp Angling has really formed the lions share of my angling, punctuated by sessions still targeting Coarse fish from time to time. It was around then that I caught my first 20lb fish and by now the Carp bug had well and truly begun to take hold and the rest as they say, is history.....
The Scar Common, 37lbs 8ozs - The Selby Syndicate, July 2017.
I hope this site and blog gives an insight in to my angling with diaries of previous and current campaigns available to read, with regular updates and various other content to read going forward.
In the meantime,
A few of my personal favourite Captures, ranging from recent to further back.