Trip No 65 Carp Fishing (2015)


After a day out on the big pit, I met up with a few of my friends for a quick social on the Reservoir (with a couple of cans and a few brews!)

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I just made it down before last light.  I just had enough time to get the rod’s spot on target, on the far margin pads, with a good scattering of poloni boilies.

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Last fading light down the lake.

Unfortunately, my friend lost a fish around 04.00 which was a bit of a lump.

I also had no joy and a trip from hell back down the quarter of a mile track through the woods.  Half way down, my Barrow wheel got two punchers and was completely flat.  So I ran up the track, abandoning my tackle,  never a good thing and returned with my foot pump.  The inner tube was so damaged, I was unable to pump it up.  This resulted in me have to ferry my stuff back wards and forwards to the car (and had to leave it unattended).  I finally managed to get it all back and arrive home not too late from the wife to get off to work.

Until next time
Richard

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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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