Trip No 116 Carp Fishing  (2016) 

With my success of my last day trip and similar conditions today, I felt that I had to have another go.

With the rods again on Natural Pop Ups in the same spots as before with and a few pouches fulls of Catalyst boilies fired out.  I sat back and got the book out, as I am trying not to sit playing on my phone all the time.

The perfect margins.

At around noon the right hand rod was away and a hard fight followed, up and down the margins.  All I kept seeing was a big tail and once in the net, I had a look and it was a lovely Common, not that big.

18lb 4oz

However, with a tail like that, it gave me a fight to remember.  There are overhanging trees and snags everywhere and I quickly got the rod out on the spot.  There was only an hour left, before I needed to be at the school gates and within 20 minutes it was off again!

20lb 12oz 

Not a bad few hour’s fishing.

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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