My Quest To Catch A UK 40lb Carp

This quest is going to be a lot harder.  By choice I have kept away from the curcuit waters that have 40+ fish.  They are filled up with anglers each and every day.  However, my new syndicate holds fish close to that mark, so it not beyond the realms of possibility, but it will be a hard task.  There is always the chance that when I am out fishing with Rob, on one of his waters there maybe a  40lb+ fish.  To be honest, it would be nice to say that I have had a UK forty.  But, the older I get, the more I love just being out there and just catching fish is a joy.  I have started to notice that I am happy to try to catch any species freshwater fish.  I am going to have a go for Roach as well, as my syndicate holds some very large fish.
I do like to have the odd target to aim to.  However, you must be realistic rather then optimistic I feel.  And also base your targets around the waters you fish and relating to the time you fish.  In the modern world we live in, work is top priority, then family and fishing has moved to the bottom of the list.  Maybe, when the kid’s get older it may move up, or if someone offers me a job in fishing.  I am not sure that this would work, as it could take the joy away, as fishing would become the pressure of work.  I suppose the only way to find out would be to give it a go. Problem is, I love my job and have sold my soul to the company I work for.  Suppose I could do the same for fishing.

Oops forgot the topic

I would love to have a photo of the moment a big fish slips into the net, the joy and relief would tell it all.  But you only ever see the trophy shots with the serious face is back on.

We shall see what happens, as only time will tell the future.


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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