Part Two Of Never Give Up And Despair.

As you will have read in part 1 of this, I was certainly struggling to catch a big carp or even catch regularly.  So I took some time out and thought about what was going on and want to do.  Well, the only option was to fish another lake, which I knew and would hopefully break that chain.

Well, the first trip on there I had 2 fish and lost one.  This gave me the boost in confidence that I needed and I then was feeling much more upbeat about fishing.  I was so keen again, I soon returned, well one night later and managed to bag 6 x 20 + my first UK forty and a new PB mirror.  This goes to show that you should never despair as it will turn around again and you never know what’s coming your way.


Full blog on that trip – Mega Trip

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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 Part Two Of Never Give Up And Despair.

  1. jofox2108 says:

    Beautiful fish!!

    Liked by 1 person

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