Trip 60 Carp Fishing- 2018 –

I arrived at the lake just after 11 am, took a long drive around and poked my head into a few swims.  I wasn’t really sure where to go with the wind direction as it was, the better area was occupied.  However, there was a bay area which we hadn’t fished before but Ian and I quite fancied and after spotting a couple of fish thought it was worth a go.


I had done some mapping with the Deeper before, so we knew the spots we fancied.  I flicked the market rod out to see how the bottom felt and was very happy.


As I had to pop home and collect the kids, I just set up my bivvy rod etc, baited up where I was going to fish and then popped home.  I started helping with the homework until the wife arrived and headed off back down the lake, as I had clipped up it was very easy to get the rods on the spots.

Fingers crossed for tonight.


The night and morning passed by with no action for either of us.  The morning was a misty start and the prospects of sunshine during the morning, we would have to wait for a bite later on.


The bright sunshine was blocked out by the clouds just after lunchtime.  We were feeling more positive that our luck would change this afternoon and a carp or two would grace our nets.

We had a nice glass of wine to celebrity Ian’s 65 Birthday, that his work had kindly got him.


Happy Birthday

It was certainly not the case and after a chat with a few other members on the lake, we were certainly not the only ones in the same boat.  It was clear that the carp had, had a good paste-ing over the past week and I believe they had.  They were just not on the bait this weekend and keeping well out of angler’s way and it may well be worth a visit in the week during the day for a few hours.

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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