ANGLING-MAD Irene Peacock is our very own supergran - and she loves bagging up!
Supergran Irene is 79-years-young and is fishing as often as possible, despite having to walk to her local venue as she no longer drives.
Dorking-based Irene, who has four children and ten grandchildren, mainly fishes her local Ockley Angling Society venue, Heathcockhams, in Surrey.
Irene told Angler’s Mail: “I’m walking to the lake with my home-made Preston/golf trolley, as I no longer drive.
“It is easy getting there, but it’s getting harder coming back. I suspect it is going to get harder, as my trolley is on its way out, but I’m not giving up yet.
“I started fishing seriously when my husband passed away ten years ago.
“I fish a minimum of two days a week, and fish occasional matches, being lucky enough to win the club’s pensioners’ cup twice.
“Fortunately, my lake is probably less than a quarter mile from home.
“My favourite fish, I think, is tench, closely followed by linear mirror carp.
“And my best remembered catch came during a match, when I landed a fair-sized sturgeon (pictured).
“My club has two lakes on site at Heathcockhams, and on the first day back I fished the big lake, which is stocked with mostly carp.
“I decided to fish in close near to a patch of water lilies, because of the warm weather.
“I used a pole and fed only mixed groundbait, dampened so that I could mould it into small balls.
“Hook bait was banded 8 mm Amino pellets on the bottom, lowered over a small ball of groundbait.
“I caught 28 carp, a nice mixture of commons, mirrors, crucians and ghosties.
“It was a brilliant first day,” added Supergran Irene.
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