Trip No 61 Carp Fishing (2016)

A new beginning started today – with a new bait company and a new bait.


I am on the Airfield lake today and the conditions are looking ok, the odd fish are on the top.  I am surprised about, as there is a nice blow on the lake now and it’s a fairly overcast day.  I spotted a few fish dotted about this area and all was going quite well until the swan interfered and prompted a recast on both rod’s.  Not quite what I was planning and not very helpful.


My friendly ball of fluff, despite a few planned recasts and plenty of observation going on, I could just not tempt these fish to pick up a bait today.

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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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2 Responses to Trip No 61 Carp Fishing (2016)

  1. Brian Mack says:

    what a cute lil duck, and good luck with the new bait!


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