@tom_loraine is our special guest this month and is a name that seems to be everywhere in recent years. His catches have not only been consistent on almost every water he’s wet a line in, but the carp he’s added to his album over the years have also been from some rock hard venues too. Some anglers just stand out from the crowd, to be consistent on such a variety of waters is no coincidence. It often comes through dedication, sacrifice and hard graft and Tom ticks all those boxes and has an album to prove it. Not only that, Tom is far from full time. Owning his own business means life needs to be balanced and that is never easy but Tom seems to have it down to a fine art. So it was great to discuss all this while sat behind his rods in Lea Valley. Mike and Mark also discuss the political challenges to stocking carp in our rivers and canals and how this sadly impacts carp fishing in the UK, especially at grass roots level. Will it ever change? we doubt it but we’ll keep trying to establish a way of stocking our waterways with free fish! Enjoy!