Trip 47 Carp Fishing – 2018

After a fantastic weekend away with the kids in Wales.


I am back down the lake after the carp and I have moved back on to the Airfield lake.  Time is sort of running out, we only have until the end of September and August just around the corner.  School holidays are starting in a couple of days.  I will have limited time, so I need to make the most of it.  As I had not seen the lake for about a mouth, it was time for a good walk around.  After an hour, I settled on a swim which was situated on an island.


However, I was going to need the Deeper to locate the 4ft gully which I was looking for.  There are plenty of 2 ft areas but I didn’t fancy fishing with the wildlife on here.


With a couple of perfect spots found, I spomb out what was left of my particle boilies mix from the Meadow lake.  I baited my Ronnie Rigs with a 15mm Catalyst wafter and a 12mm Catalyst wafter.  I flicked them onto the spots, no bags this time, I needed to be very accurate with my casting.


The sunset was looking pretty good tonight as I finally fished setting up.

Overnight, I had plenty of lines and there was the odd fish crashing about, mostly to my left.  I was confident that at some point a take would come my way, unfortunately, that was not the case tonight.

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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