Trip 42 Carp Fishing 2017

It’s Tuesday again and that means, fish a few hours in the day, head home, sort the kids out, wait for the wife to get home and then back down the lake for the night.

As luck would have I am back in the same swim as I was during the day.  I am not in the same spots, as it would be way too dangerous and not very fish safety conscious.  With a couple of hard spots found, two bags were put out.  However, after today’s success on the natural pop up both rods where on them.

It’s about 0230 as I am writing this and I have just lost my second fish of the night.  I can’t blame the hooks or the rig,  just bad luck and a bit of my fault.  I am having to play the fish hard to avoid the tree lined margins either side of me.  This is despite the swim being some 40/50 ft wide, these fish have the knowledge in their head’s, that if they can make the trees (which hang down nicely into the water), they will be free and I was so close at getting the last fish into the open water, just in front of the swim.  It’s just one of those things we a have to live with on this syndicate.  I have never known fish like this in all my year’s of fishing.  They just make a full blown run straight for the snags, with no quarter given, amazing fighting fish these Carp are in here.

  Much to my delight, I finally banked a carp around 4 am. 

A nice 22ld 12oz common

Back she goes, that’s taken the edge of losing two fish.

A perfect start to the day.  Well it’s time to head home.

Until next time


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About richardhandel

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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