Trip 95 Carp Fishing- 2017

With the weather so mild, I had to take the opportunity to do a quick overnight.  After gleaning some information the other day from a fellow Syndicate member, I really fancied one end of the lake over the other.  I had three swims in mind, unfortunately one had all ready got an angler in, the 2nd one a tree really needed a good prune to be able to get the bait in the right area, so (in true Goldilocks style) I settled for option three.  I was very happy about this swim.  I clipped up the rods on the areas I fancied and put on some small mesh bags filled with my updates stix mix for the winter.  I will let you know about in the near future, if I catch of course.

Sorry photo’s may be a bit boring for the next few month’s on my quick over nighters, as I have to set up/pack up in the dark now.

Both rod’s had the Spotted Fin Smokey Jack on.  One with a wafter and the other with a pop up.  I did stick a few baits out in the general area – to get any carp hunting around for food, let’s see what the night brings.  Plenty of sleep or plenty of carp, you never know and that one reason we keep on going week in week out.

With plenty of liners early on in the evening and the odd fish topping it was looking good for a take.  This was sort lived it all went quiet and a good night sleep was had.  I must say was I bit surprised.  I am off home now and then back for a few hour’s pike fishing with a friend today.  Let’s hope this is more fruitful, mind you it’s going to be a bit of a struggle on the lake to locate the big pike I think.

Until later


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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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