Trip No 111 Carp Fishing (2016)


With Winter coming, I need to find the perfect day swim and the need to get some work done on my small but perfectly formed tackle business!

I picked the rope swim, by the sanctuary area, as there are always fish around.

With both baits placed on the intercepting routes in and out of this swim, a couple of pouches of Catalyst boilies and pellets.  I sat back and got on with some work.

At around 1145, the left hand rod hopped around and a very unhappy Carp made it in to the snags successful.  Even with me applying a fare bit of pressure!  I couldn’t hold the fish and hook pulled out, not a happy man. Fish 1 – me 0.

And that was that, until tonight, when I am back again.

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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