Trip 31 Carp Fishing – 2018

It’s been nearly a week since I last fished (sounds like an AA meeting!).  If you follow my blogs, that’s like a lifetime in my case.  I just couldn’t squeeze a day or a night in.

I am lucky enough to fish a Syndicate where it’s managed very well with the number of anglers.  As when I arrived (just after 1930) on a bank holiday weekend, there were only 6 other anglers on the complex.  I ended up with the middle part of the water all to myself.

I have fished this swim before and normally fish the area from a different angle (from another bank).  I just fancied giving it another go with a different approach, we shall see how the night pans out.

I was a very peaceful night and a fresh misty morning.



Unfortunately, it was a very quiet night on the fish front as well.  The temperature was rising nicely and I think the carp will be spawning over the weekend.

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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