Trip 18 Carp Fishing – 2019

With a few hours to spare today, the sun was out and after all the rain yesterday, I headed back to the spot which had produced my first carp from this lake.  It was clear that a group of fish liked this area, the lake is stream fed so there is a lot of cold water passing through the lake.  However, this bay behind the island would definitely be the warmer part of the lake and with the sunshine on it again today, it was my best option to bag a carp.


Rigs and hook baits where the same as my last trip, how I was using solid PVA bags filled with pellet and paste and some liquid attract.


With only 30 minutes left to go, it was certainly looking like another blank.  I can live with this as I spotted a couple of showing carp.  Unfortunately, I couldn’t get a bait on that area, due to a lot of floating debris.  I may just have to remove before my next trip.  I did get a heavy liner, that I thought was going to turn into a run, the fish were clearly about but not on my bait yet.

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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