Trip 22 Carp Fishing 2017

With another few hours to spare today, I have headed down the lake again.

There has been a bit of a change in the weather, realistly it shouldn’t affect my chances on this particular lake, we shall see.

I have adopted the same tactics as yesterday, with the Catalyst paste and the partical syrup.

Mr Carp will just love that.

It’s been a very interesting and intense 4 hrs – to the point I have lost count of the number of fish in I have landed, it’s between 8 & 10!  As I was after a lots of gopro footage under the water and above, it’s just been perfect.

I managed a couple of photos on the mat, unfortunately I just couldn’t get the bigger fish today, these were all between 10 & 12lb.

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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1 Response to Trip 22 Carp Fishing 2017

  1. Colin Cowell says:

    Carp,s a Carp and they all count,just honing yourself for their grandfather.Tight lines.

    Liked by 1 person

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