Trip No 69 Carp Fishing (2014)


This trip I have gone back into the same swim as before.  I just had a feeling it was the place to be.  I will just have to wait and see.

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Same swim, same spots and the same tactics as before.

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Let’s hope I am right, eh folks?

About 11.45, the right hand rod was off with a fish diving under a tree.  I stuck the rod tip under the water, held on and slowly gained line.  (What powerful fish these are.)  Once under control, I played the fish out and safely hand a nice 20 lb 14 oz Common in the net.

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I placed the retaining sling in the water and moved back towards the trees it had been feeding under.

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Well my feelings where correct about this swim.  Lucky me.

Till next time
Richard

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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