Trip 59 – Carp Fishing – 2017

Now that the whole complex is open (including the river), it gets a bit hard to choose.  I try and stay for nights on this lake until later on in the year but tonight I could not help myself.  This will teach me to take a quick drive round on my way down to the other lake.  I was only going to stick a handful of Boilies in my margin swim for tomorrow and I found myself staying here.

Sometimes you just have to.

One bait is in the corner with a nice big Spotted Fin Pva bag on, full of goodies and a natural pop up.  The other is along the margin tree line, about 20 yards off the bank – otherwise I wouldn’t stand a chance of getting any fish in the net.

The morning arrived and the night passed with a load of fish in the area, I just couldn’t get them to get their heads down.

Making every minute count but still no joy.  It was time to head home, do the school run and get myself back down the lake.  At least this will give me some time to process last night’s lack of action.

Until next time



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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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