Trip 5 Carp Fishing – 2018

After spotting a post on good old Facebook regarding a very local lake stocking some upper twenty’s, with the possibility of being able to get a day ticket for only £5 for 6 hours.  This will perfectly suit me (and the school run), certainly worth looking at and having a few trips in the winter months.

So, here we are for my first trip, this is after a long walk round yesterday.  I thought it was worth coming back today.  Armed with all sorts of bait, just the barrow and the vital bits of kit, I’m planning on doing a few hours in a couple of swims and take it from there. I have started off with a 12mm Catalyst pop up on one rod and a couple of Hi-viz Fluoro Wafters.

We shall move on from there. After the rain stopped, I quickly moved down to a corner of the lake, where there were still signs of the pads.

I had a couple of Robin’s after my pellets.

And with the a very cold wind picking up, it was time to head home and warm up.

Until next time


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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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