Trip 2 Carp Fishing – 2019

This could be classed as trip 3 as I was out the other day.  Mapping the lake with the Deeper and also in the hope of finding a nice group of fish.  With the lake completely void of people and carp, I spend 4 productive hours mapping and discided to come back today in the hope of wetting a line.


So, after another good look round and still no signs of carp, (my rule for this situation, is if you just can’t quite pinpoint the swim you feel confident with, just go for comfort and move on from there).  I’ve picked this spot on the smaller lake as it gives me a great view of this lake and the big lake behind me.


I did this to spend some time looking out for fish and the potential of moving swim.  One rod has been set up with a bag with a small number of pellets and a bucket load of SF Food Dip.  My aim is to keep this rod static and cast a single hook bait around on the other one.  Fingers crossed I may pick up a carp or if I am lucky see some signs of fish and move on to them or just take note for my next overnighter.

The static stayed static, with not even a bleep and I did my best with the roving rod and recast every 45mins.  I saw no signs of carp and the water was pretty still.

Until next time



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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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