Trip No 110 Carp Fishing (2016)

I arrived at my normal time on a Sunday afternoon and there where only three other angler’s on the lake.  After a chat and a walk around, I settled on a nice quiet corner of the lake.

With a few pouch fulls of Catalyst pellets and boilies, I was all set for an afternoon of observation, as this swim has a great all round view.

I sat back, had a brew and some cake.

The afternoon and evening where very quiet, much to my surprise.

At around 4 am, the righthand rod was off, with a few bleeps and the rod tip was pulling.  I picked the rod up, at first I thought it was a bream, until the fish woke up and after quite a hard fight, a lovely Common was in the net.

A lovely looking 25lb 14oz common.

For the rest of the morning, I lay in my bag and watch the dawn slowly arrive, on what was going to be another sunny October day.

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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