My name is Gareth Harrington (AKA Harry) I am 42 years old. I have recently completed 23 years service with HM Forces. I am a full-time house husband looking after our 3 year old daughter, Tilly, and supporting my wife (Mandy) who is currently a serving commissioned officer. I am living in Germany but will be returning to the UK in March 2017.
I have been Carp fishing many years and have fished numerous waters around England, ranging from heavily stocked waters such as, Barstons and Drayton reservoir to low stock intricate waters tucked away from the angling lime lite. I have also fished various waters in France, the majority of my French fishing is done at Abbey lakes. For the last two years I have been fishing in Germany, on a low stocked, big pit water (90 acres). I cut my teeth in a number of Fishing competitions, mainly military. I was extremely fortunate to have been successful in a numberof high profile military fishing competitions:
Army Championships 2014 – Overall winners (Paired with Stu Lennox)
Royal Artillery Championships 2014 – Overall winners (Paired with Stu Lennox)
Forces Carp Classic 2013 – Lake runner up – Wild Boar (Paired with Steve Wolacombe)
Forces Carp Classic 2014 – Lake Winner – Wild Boar (Paired with Trev Parks)
Forces Carp Classic 2014 – Team Champions (Harry Harrington, Trev Parks, Michael Greaves & Daryl Howie)
Forces Carp Classic 2015 – Team Champions (Harry Harrington, Trev Parks, Michael Greaves & Daryl Howie)
Forces Carp Classic 2015 – Overall Champions (Paired with Trev Parks)
I am currently concentrating on a large German big pit water. The lake itself opened late last year having not been fished for 20 years. Its approximately 90 acres and the fish range from 5 – 71lbs. I’m still hoping there are a few more hidden secrets out there before my return to the UK. My target fish for this year is a 60lbs+ common and a70lbs+ mirror. In addition I’m learning a whole new skill set; fishing at ranges upto 250 meters using acombination of boat and bait boats.
Furthermore, I will be entering a number of competitions, both in the UK and France, with the aim of building up to the UK Carp Cup and the BCAC’s.