Trip 39 Carp Fishing- 2018

It’s been some weeks since I have been out on an overnighter in the week. This has been mostly caused by the extension we are having done at home.  I am so pushed for time when I get back in the morning with unloading my fishing kit and then reloading with my garden kit, as my part-time gardening, has gone a bit full time.  Much to my wife’s ‘reminding’, I am falling behind my househusband chores.  Fingers crossed, normal service will resume by the end of July and what perfect timing that will be!

I arrived down the lake at my normal 7pm time and with the wind nicely pushing onto the tower bank.  I really liked the look of this and saw a couple of fish roll – I was a very happy camper.  It also helped that I knew the swim very well and could flick the baits on the spots.  I put a small amount of Spotted Fin particle blend out and a pouch or two on catalyst boilies before the seagulls arrived, will have to put the rest out after dark.


As the sunset set and night fell, I was feeling quite confident.  I had a couple of bleeps around midnight, it was looking good.  It was not to be.

The sun rose over the forest, it was all too soon packing up time.  It was a bit hard this morning, there was a couple of fish rolling over my baited area.  I hung on as long as possible, but 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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2 Responses to Trip 39 Carp Fishing- 2018

  1. Andy little says:

    Does this bloke EVER catch any thing????

    Liked by 1 person

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