Trip 55 Carp Fishing- 2017


I was back down the lake, after my house husband bit, this evening and heading for a particular spot I had observed the carp in over the weekend.  I fancied my chances of bagging one.

With I quick lead about, I located the areas of interest, flicked a bag over both and a few pouch fulls of Catalyst boilies around both area.  I then tucked myself under the brolly to dry out a bit.  Well, despite my best efforts to avoid the carp getting anywhere near the snagy tree lined margins, the two takes I had decided to make it over there.  Carp 2 Richard 0.  Every time I got a take I recast more to the left away from this bank, on my last go, I must have been too far over and never got another fish and boy did it rain last night, it was none stop, must say we certainly need it.

 

Until next time

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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