Trip 15 Carp Fishing- 2019

So, this was the day I joined a lovely estate lake syndicate.  The main aim of this is to reduce the number of miles I drive to go fishing for my quick 5 hours trip.  I was traveling a good 1 hrs 30 minutes to my lake, which now can be used to walk around the lake.  With the Airfield Lake, it had become apparent that I was leaving on feeding time and only just turning up after the day time feed had finished.  This was certainly a good waste of fishing time.  However, I had a different problem on Meadow Lake, if you can’t get in the winter swims, it was a long drive for not a lot.


I’d also enjoyed my time perch fishing and had looked at a few options to join the local club.  In all honesty, I couldn’t face the prospects of being a member of a club again.


And by chance, I found out about this lovely lake.  It has gorgeous surroundings and is off the beaten track. As luck would have it, my gear happened to be in the car 😉 .  I wasn’t wasting this opportunity.  I had walked around the lake a few times to get my bearings, flicked the Deeper out and bear leading a lot.  I’m sure that my chances are extremely low after all that noise but just to sit on the lake and watch for a few hours today will help me get the feel of the place.  It will also give me a sense of where to start baiting up some spots.

After two hours it was time for a swim change, as I still wanted to observe the lake.  I moved the rods into the small bay to the right of me.  I flicked some more bags out, with a new batch of my crushed hemp and chopped catalyst boilies mixture.

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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2 Responses to Trip 15 Carp Fishing- 2019

  1. I think the more time and petrol you can save by fishing locally makes huge sense (although I accept you have a wealth of knowledge about that lake that is an hour and a half away) and who doesn’t love an estate lake? I’m a Ringwood member and tbh other than offering to help at the odd work day I don’t get involved in the running of the club or in the politics, so I’m happy to be a club member.


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