Trip No 146 Carp Fishing (2016)

This is it then, the last trip of 2016.

I arrived down the lake in the dark, only to find 7 other angler’s with the same thoughts as myself.  The pressure had dropped a bit as well, this was by far the warmest night so far and it was the weekend.  Luckily for me, there was a swim that put me near the area that I believe had some of the lakes residents held up in.  So with two bags on and my line clipped up from my notes the other year.  I put out the bags (which I had filled with some stick mix, broken Catalyst boilies and 10ml of food dip), with Natural Pop Ups on to the spots.  With the volume of people, I was not going to be putting any other bait out.  I was hoping that the added attraction would out do the other angler’s and I would bag myself one last fish of 2016!

I awoke to a very still misty morning with not a single bleep in the night.  After a chat with a few other anglers, who where still there when I packed up – we were all in the same boat, oh well.

Until next year.


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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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