Trip 25 Carp Fishing 2017


Wow, what a loverly Spring day?  That’s if you can get out the wind!  There is still a chill in the air but I am sure this sunshine will certainly help.

With that in mind, I have found a nice area just off the wind, with a good 4ft in the margins.  This isn’t a bad of this part of the lake and I have flicked a couple of baits out quite close in with some Catalyst groundbait over the top.  I sat back a bit from the bank – to keep the noise down and watch the lake for any carpy signs.

As the wind swung round the wind picked up and I gave it until 1pm.  I then headed off for a walk around the rest of the complex, until 2pm then headed home to collect the kid’s.

Until next time

Richard

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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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