Trip 28 Carp Fishing 2017


As the clock’s have changed, it will be nice to be able to set up in plenty of time and enjoy the evenings


All set up and ready for a pleasant evening – watching the sunset and hoping for a fish or two before dark

What a perfect evening?  My bait have been postioned, one just off the left hand corner of the island and the other is 3 rod lengths off from my bank in a silty gully.  Both are on pop ups, with a couple of spombs filled with chopped Catalyst boilies

Much to my surprise, the night was a complete none event!  I just had the Canadian geese for company (keeping me awake).  The only downside of the clock’s changing is the morning pack up is in the dark again for a few weeks, never mind.

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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