Trip 30 Carp Fishing – 2018

Well, this was a surprise trip.  After messaging Ian about not thinking I would be down the lake on Sunday night as the weather was looking rubbish.  As luck would have it he was already there and with one of those begging texted to the wife, she gave me a weekend pass.  I am off fishing for the weekend.  My wife is so understanding. (I love you).

With my swim already selected, my brain was working overtime thinking about the options I had and what strategies I would be using.

I opted to fish I couple of areas I had fished before, so I flicked the Deeper out to get the exact spot.

These two spots looked good and it was interesting to note the surface temperatures had dropped down somewhat.

I was still sticking with the Pva bag approach and catapulted some Smokey Jack boilies over the top of the bags.

The rain was supposed to have stopped in the early evening but it continued into the early hours of Saturday morning.  So we sat on Ian’s nice new Aqua bivvy, chatted and had a few glasses of wine – not too many, as its never a good thing when you’re fishing.

The night passed without a touch, Ian had managed low double figures common before I arrived.

With the first signs of sun all day and probably for the next few days coming, it was very pleasant sitting out on the bank.  That was until the silence was broken by my alarm, oh the joy of tufted ducks!

The night past with a single beep and that was that home time came all too soon.

I was still hoping for the last few minutes but no it’s a blank from me.

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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