Trip 65 Carp Fishing- 2018

It’s been some time since my last midweek trip out on the lake.  What a shock I got as I drove around looking for a likely spot to fish.  There were 8 people fishing on a Monday night!  Total shock.  I was not left which of an option a long walk to the swim a fished last time or a swim that needed precise casting (not going to happen with the fading light) or a swim on the south bank with the wind behind me.  This was the area where the wind was belting down to all weekend.  It must be worth a quick overnighter in there.


I had mapped the swim some time ago, so I quickly referred to the lake map on my Deeper. This was online and familiarised where I needed to cast and the number of wraps needed, this also corresponds to some old log notes I still keep.

I made up a couple of bags with the leftover spomb mix from my last trip and then tied on a couple of wafters.  I then cast out on the spot and put about 10 pouches full out over the top, which was a mixture of catalyst boilies and Smokey Jack boilies.

I then finished setting up in the dark and wondered why I had changed to my Winter bag, it was because it was pretty cold at the weekend.

Unfortunately, no video as its that time of the year.

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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