Trip 26 – Carp Fishing – 2017


It feels like Spring has gone and Winter has returned.  There’s a cold NNE wind blowing and you can certainly feel the chill in the wind.

With that in mind, I have even picked the bank on the back of the wind and dropped both rod’s in the margins – with a few handfuls of  Catalyst pellets and corn.  I had a FW sweetcorn 12mm pop up on one rod and a catalyst wafter on the other with some quick break down paste, molded round it.  Hopefully, the rain will stop and the sun may poke it’s head out of the clouds and warm this bank.  This should induce some feeding.

With only an hour to go, the righthand rod was off.  Unfortunately, only a very small Carp but a blank saver and with the weather as it was, I was very happy.

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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