Trip 2 – Carp Fishing- 2017

We are out again after the big carp and it’s going to be a bit of a fresh one, I think.

I arrived down the lake about 2 ish, only to find it was one of those weekends where we all turn up.  Unfortunately, I was the last one to arrive.  What I have done is to pick an area away from the other anglers and set up as stealthy as possible.  With a couple of lucky casts, I was all set.  Slowly every half hour or so, I catapulted a pouch full of 10mm Catalyst boilies out.  I was fishing the same set up as trip 1, as this was a very shaggy swim.

I was fishing locked up and the rod butts were in the bivvy door!  It’s the only safe way to fish this type of swim.

I had no action in the night and was very sheltered from the cold wind and was lucky enough not to get another frost.

With the sun warming up the channel, I was quite hopeful for the last couple of hour’s, it was not to be.

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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