Trip 34 Carp Fishing- 2018

With the builders working on the house this week, I didn’t really have the time to do any nights (which was a shame).  So I thought I better get out there over the weekend, the wife and kids were watching the Royal Wedding – this was the perfect opportunity for me.

As it turned out my friend Ian was already there and in a perfect area.  The wind was pushing nicely across the lake onto this bank and into a corner.  I found some perfect spots along the reed line with the Deeper.

Which were perfect for a bait.

I then baited the area with a kilo of catalyst boilies which had been soaking in minaminons for a few days.  I flicked a 15mm Catalyst wafter over each area, sat back for some food and a glass of wine in the afternoon sunshine.

For me the night passed quietly, Ian managed a nice mid double on the Smokey Jack.

And then, lost one as well.

It was a coldish night as the temperature drop and the mist rolled in.

This picture was just taken after 9am, you should have seen how thick it was as 5 am!

I stayed until just before noon time and it was not to be.

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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