Trip No 59 Carp Fishing (2016)


I am back on the inland sea in search of a monster carp, which hides in this 128 acre Hampshire gravel pit.

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I am tucked away in one of the bays, where the fish are known to move along the deep tree lined margins. As the wildlife here is overwhelming, I have baits with groundbait and chopped dark boilies, in an attempt to disguise my baited areas and I am using dark hook baits.

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Both rod’s are along the tree lined margins to the right and left of me, on quite clear spots as the weed have not started to grow very much this year.

The alarm was sounding and the night had passed me by.

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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