Trip No 99 Carp Fishing (2016)

I didn’t think I would make it out this week, we are off on our annual two week’s family holiday.  The weather was also looking rubbish for fishing.  After getting a text from a friend, saying he was down the lake for a couple of nights and if I fancied a social.  After checking the weather again and finding that a rain front was pushing though overnight.  I thought that it must be worth a go.  Most of the packing was done for our walking adventure in the lake district, which included a fair few trips to Go Outdoors, to kit out the kid’s.

I found myself set up and feeling very confident with my spot.  My friend had already bagged a carp in the afternoon, the weather front was clearly on its way.

I woke up to a couple of of bleeps around 0230, I sat up for a bit listening to the odd fish top.  I even spotted the odd one close to my baited area and fell back to sleep thinking one of my rod’s will be away soon.

Well, to say I was shocked to wake up to the alarm clock at 6 am was an understatement.

Oh well.  As I now have a couple of weeks away, I would not be back on the lakes until September.  I just love that time of year and leading on to October.

Until them, be lucky



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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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