Trip 38 – Carp Fishing – 2017

With yet another Bank Holiday weekend upon us – I felt the best option would be to get a night in fishing on the Saturday night.  After all the Friday night angler’s would have done thier stuff and I found that when I arrived at about 1230, there were only 4 people about including me, which was fantastic.

With the wind now blowing from the South East (which meant it still had a chill in it) but it was so much better than the Northlys we had last week.  With this in mind, I didn’t fancy facing the wind, not just yet any how.  I spent the first hour checking out the areas of the lake which were at the back of this wind.

I put out a good load of my Pellets mix, loaded up two bags of pellets, added some Tiger Nut Liquid in one and food dip in the other.  I was interested to see which one the fish preferred, both rod’s had the same Ronnie Rig with a Frank Warwick Masala pop up on.

All set for a fish or two.  As I drifted off to sleep, I was feeling very confident and hopefull. I had a completely uninterrupted night’s sleep, with a couple of bleeps to wake me up nicely at 0730.  Now that was a suprise.  Maybe the wind change and the temperature rise had finally moved them out into the main body of the lake.

I shall take a look before I head home and we shall see which area we are in 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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