Trip 50 – Carp Fishing- 2017


After a few very hard days out gardening, I was glad to get down the lake and find a nice cool breeze blowing.  I was not really sure where to fish, even after a good look round the complex, there were fish in most area’s of the lake and I was unable to pin point any of the larger fish.

I ended up settling for this swim, I just felt the love for it a bit more than any other.

With a couple of spots sorted out, a few pouches of Catalyst boilies and a bag over the top with a FW Masala Pops ups on both rod’s.  I am starting to get very hooked on these FW pop ups as they have done me good on a couple of 30’s and under 20’s this year.

Unfortunately, the night resulted in one lost fish which made it to the margin trees and dumped the hook.

Until next time

Regards Richard

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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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