Trip No 118 Carp Fishing (2016)

I very much enjoyed my Sunday nights out on the lake.  It gives me plenty of time to walk around and catch up with other angler’s, there is no real rush to set up.

After a good hour, I finally settled on this swim and flicked out a couple of Natural Pop Ups along the margins.  I fired out a good mix of Catalyst boilies and pellets over the top.  I am on the back of the wind, as there was a storm which blew though Saturday night.  I am sure that the other end of the lake would have got a great deal of angler pressure.  I will save that end for my day sessions later on in the week.

With the moon coming out after an afternoon of thunder storm’s and the odd fish starting to show.  I was feeling confident and I got my head down.  However, other than a single bleep around 0430, that was the excitement for the night.  Mind you, I did spot a couple of fish showing in an area that I had not previously – which is a bonus.

For the first time this year, there was a big down poor when I was packing up and I got soaked to the skin, which was not fun.

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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