Trip 53 Carp Fishing- 2017


I had finished my two night trip with my friend and my thoughts turned to the river.  I was going to have a look at the river, I just never feel comfortable leaving that much tackle in my car for too long.  So, I headed off down the other lake, this opened up again on the 16th June, to have a play in my favourite margin spots.

If there was one swim I had to choose to fish for the rest of my life, it would be this one.

With a small mesh bag filled with broken Catalyst boilies with some pellets mixed in and a natural pop up, I lowered the bait into the spot and sat back.  There were a few fish cruising by, I just need one of them to drop down and away we would be.  It took over 3 hrs for a fish to pick up the bait, unfortunately it turned out to be a Tench.

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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