Trip 16 Carp Fishing – 2018

It’s definitely looking a lot like Spring but it doesn’t feel like it just yet. Once we get into March, realistically we are moving forward towards those lovely Spring days.

I had a play around with the Deeper in a couple of swims, in order to build up my lakebook map, this lake will be shutting down at the end of March for its closed season.

I then head for an area where I felt would be a likely spot, the sun would be warming up the treeline and the small bay area.  I cast out both rods along here, one on a Frank Warwick Masala Pops up Mas & the other on a Miracle Berry pop up with a Maggot Cluster on top.

I didn’t put the Deeper out as I don’t want to spook any fish which may be in the area, as I only had a couple of hours left before home time.

With just under an hour to go, I reeled in and headed off round the lake with the Deeper again.  This was my main aim of the few hour’s here and I found a couple of interesting features.

The bottom screen shot shows fish on the screen (I still had the fish icon set as on),  as I had been playing around in another Sydicate members swim for a bit. The top screen shot is just a pukka on.

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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