Trip No 20 Carp Fishing (2014) The Inland Sea

I have got the opportunity to fish a very large lake, however, due our good friends English Nature (who do not seem to understand the benefits of having an angler present on their beloved lakes, we all could lookout for each other), we are only allowed to fish a tiny fraction of this lake.  (Rant over) This place is huge.


Where on earth do you start?  With a maker rod, as we can only fish from dawn to dusk,  I did not fancy whipping water too much.  The spot to start for me was a overhanging bush up the right margin, as the lake went round into another bay.


The other rod was going to be a different matter, the swims had been set out very close and there was someone set up to the left of me.  I thought it was best to lead around a bit and then I settled on a nice silty spot some 50 yards out.



It does feel like you are looking for Mr Carp in a hay stack! However, with the wind blowing in the bay and having warm rain, I was feeling very happy about my swim choice.  As everyone arrives at 5pm on the dot and this being my first trip, I was guided by the two other Anglers in front of me, which worked out very nicely I feel.  Not bad for this day and age and with the carp angling issues we all have, it put some faith back in me.


Oh, so many choices.  I am looking foward to get my head around this place.  With only 4 swims so close together and there will always be 4 anglers on the lake in the same areas, it will be fun all around.

 My first trip on here was a big fat blank.

It would have been nice to catch, but my chances were low.

Till Next Time



About richardhandel

I would like to give a brief snap shot of my life and introduce myself; My name is Richard Handel and was born in 1965 in Suffolk. I have worked as a UK Operation & Intermodule Manager for a shipping company. I live in Hampshire now and am married with 2 young children, both girls so I am a bit outnumbered even the cat is a girl! I have been fishing since I was about 7 years old. I started on small local rivers in Suffolk, then moved onto gravel pits and then carp fishing. My personal best is a 39.08 mirror, over recent years I have started river fishing again, on the Hampshire Avon, this is a nice break from the carp lakes. My life has turned a big corner this year, the company I was working for relocated their Operation centre to Estonia. I was offered a job at the head office in London. This would have meant a 5 day commute and working in Stratford. As a family, we did not fancy this, as I would hardly spend any time with the children (and the Mrs). So after 22.5 years, I was given a nice redundancy package and with my wife is working full time. I became the house husband. This has meant a complete turn around in my fishing, as I can pick and choose when I go. I have found a splendid new syndicate to fish this year, which includes 5 lakes and some 8 miles of river with only 150 members. It's an amazing change to the way I am able to fish. I am now trying to start my own tackle business and make a bit of a name for myself in the world of fishing, as I have retired from real work. Richard
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