Trip No 40 Carp Fishing (2016)

After doing a few hours this morning and a look around on a swim that felt fishy.  I was back and setting up in the dark.  There was just enough time to flick the rod’s out, I had clipped up before I was off earlier today, on a couple of nice spots.


The rest of the kit was set up in the darkness.  I was not going to put out any freebies and just use a washed out Poloni pop ups, one white & one yellow.


Both dipped in The Juice.


Around 1 am the yellow pop up rod was off with my first Airfield lake carp of 2016.


19lb 8oz Common with a big tail to give me an amazing fight.


My set up don’t look to bad in the morning.


Dispite the darkness, it was a quite organised.  After some 30+ year’s of setting up in the dark over the Winter months, it has become second nature.


Perfect view from the bivvy this morning across a small part of this lovely lake.

At around 10am, I recast the rod’s for the last 2 hour’s in the hope of another take,  unfortunately not to be .

Until next time

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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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