Trip 62 Carp Fishing- 2017

After spotting some fish over the area on my last over nighter, I was hoping they may still be here.

With a small change in tactics (by uping the baiting levels), which is something I had done well in the past on this lake.  I was hoping to change my run of blanks, it’s always best to only change one thing at a time, unless you are a 100% certain of the issue.  A little tweak here and there never does any harm.  After finding a nice hard spot, with the marker rod, I leaded about until I was happy with the area.  I then spombed out a kilo of a mix of 8mm Catalyst pellets and a mix of Boilies sizes.  Within the hour I had seen a couple of fish show in this area, fingers crossed.

My ducklings paid me a visit over here.

Well another blank night passed me by again.  I was another completely surprised about this, the carp where close by again but obviously not close enough.  The guy in the next swim down also had the same thing happen to him, better get that thinking cap on.

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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