Trip 17 Carp Fishing – 2018

After spend a few hours on the lake today playing with the Deeper and flicking the rods out for an hour or two (and getting that spring feeling).  I just had to come back down after doing the school run and my house husband bit!

I arrived just on last light and was planing on going in a swim where I had spotted some fish earlier and a very interesting spot.

This feature was a gradual slope up and then a drop off into deeper water.  The fish, as you can see, are located on the slope.  I clipped up my rods before I headed home this afternoon and was lucky enough to into this swim.  The lake had 4 other anglers on.  We must have thought the same thing about the weather.  I spombed out some crushed up Smokey Jack boilies and fished both rods on this area.  Both rods had a FW Masala Pop up and a mirical berry Wafters with a washed out Maggot Cluster.

There is always a bit of light pollution when you take a photograph these days.

Let’s see how the night pans out for me.

The night passed with out a single bleep.  I suppose after all that cold weather, the carp are not quite in the mood to wake up just yet.  Hopefully a few more mild days will fix that.

It was very nice to pack up in daylight hours for the first time in a long time.

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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