Trip 20 Carp Fishing – 2017

What a difference a week makes?  Warm wind, sunshine and no rain or hail.  The water temperature has risen to a whole 7 degrees and the Carp will certainly be on the move.

After a look around and a chat with a couple of angler’s, I was not really sure where to fish.  So, I thought the best option was the area where I had spotted them before and with the airfield lake opening Tuesday my mind was on that lake and not this one.  In fact, my last two days sessions I have, I may even fish the easy lake for a bit of fun.  We all sometimes forget this and get wrapped up in catching the big Common etc.

I an fishing one rod along the left hand margin over a very small bed of  Catalyst boilies and pellets, with a single white pop up.  The other rod is just a single pop up and if I spot any fish showing (even in the night), I am going to flick that rod back out in their direction.

With only a few bleeps in the night and the odd fish topping, it was a suprise that I blanked, but these things happen.

With a beautiful sunrise this morning, pack up time had come around too quickly.

Until next time


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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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