Trip No 89 Carp Fishing (2015)

This trip is the weekend of the Bait-Tech social on Suffolk Water Park. This is going to be a fantastic laugh with a great bunch of people.

We all met up between 0830/0900 and were all treated to a breakfast courtesy of Bait-Tech’s very own Hayley Goldsmith and that was a great start to the day.


We all drew swims and I was out 5th and picked peg 9.  This would put me on the other side of the spit and sheltered from the cold NW wind.  On my drive up here, there had been sleet showers and one of the guys was stuck for a couple of hours due to snow.  It was the first weekend of really Wintry weather. However, the fish where still showing and it was not long before the first fish was on the bank (but not my bank).

The swim I had picked gave me access to the golf bank.  This is out of bounds and had a nice reed lined bank, which is where I put the first rod.  The second rod was off this margin shelf in 8 ft of water.

Both had 14mm poloni pop up on with 4 spombs of chops over the top.


With no action over night and a nice sunny day approaching I was hoping for a mid morning take.

Unfortunately, that was not meant to be.

I had a fabulous time with all the Bait-Tech crew and a great laugh to.

Until next time

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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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