Trip 46 Carp Fishing 2017

I am out for my normal Tuesday night session but I didn’t do a day session as I needed to get some work done.  It’s the school holiday’s next week and I am taking the kids camping in Wales for a few day – so no fishing for me.  It’s always good to have a break and have family time.

After a bit of a look around and not really fancying the area I was in the last few time, mainly because the fish were coming in day light hour’s for me and this wouldn’t help tonight.  So I headed off to have a look at the other lakes and sure enough, I found a likely area which took my fancy.  It had also been a long time since I had fished this swim, which was well overdue a cast about.  After I found a couple of spots, I put a bag in one with a few boilies in the area and the other rod was going to be fished as a single, a bit further out beyond the the spot.

I like to fill my bags with a mix of  Pellet, a few boilies and a good load of liquid – for added attraction especially when fishing silt.

As darkness fell, I was starting to get liners and my hopes where building, this carried on through most of the night. This became very frustrating as I could also hear the fish crashing out, I was in in the wrong spot or could the fish just be preoccupied with naturals?  Well, finally at around 4 am, one of my rods was away and into another hard fighting airfield lake common – yes there are mirrors in here.  They are extraordinary hard to catch, the fight you get from these fish is truly amazing and just give you that fishing buzz.

19lb 4oz

I was very happy after all the activity, with no action for so long.

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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