Trip 11 Carp Fishing – 2018

With the weather so mild tonight there was only one place to be and that was not on the sofa!

It was down the lake of course!  When I arrived there were more people than a Saturday morning – we all had the same idea, not surprising really.

With the Deeper in night mode, I was off.

It has the choice of an orange cap and with night mode switched on it flashes.  This can easily been seen at a 100 yards, as I checked.  I found a lovely feature to fish in this swim.

Now, that will do me nicely.  The area is surrounded with much deeper water.  Both rods are more or less in the same area.  I baited up with a mixture of Smokey Jack & the Catalyst boilies.  I fished a 12mm Natural Pop Ups on one rod and a Smokey Jack wafter on the other.  I then set up camp.

Let’s see what happens, the temperatures is set to drop as the week moves on.

I had a few liners in the night and was feeling quite confident, it was not to be.

With a 0630 pack up, it was nice to be able to get it done on half daylight.

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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