Trip 54 Carp Fishing- 2019

Location – Meadow Lake

Hours Fished – 18hrs

I made it back down the lake for another quick overnighter and the angler pressure from the weekend gone (and the fact that no one had fished in the swim I was in Friday night on a Saturday night), I was just drawback there again.  Not sure why but it just felt the right place to be.


I baited the same spot I had fished my right-hand rod on my last trip.  The left-hand rod, I moved to the bottom of the drop off on the left-hand side of the small island.  I’d seen carp there a few times before when fishing on the other side of the lake.


The wind was due to swing from NW to SW this afternoon, and a cloud front moving in.  The pressure was due to fall not supper low, but falling.  It was leading up to a very wet day on Monday; which if I was lucky, I would just about pack up in the morning before it arrives.


Just after 1am again, they like that time in this swim, the left-hand rod screams off and I pull into what feels like a nice fish.  No sooner than I did, the carp bumps off.  Not that again.  I thought I’d fixed that issue – apparently not.  I got the bait back out and got back into the sack a bit, there is always time for another one before my 6am packing up time.


It turned out to be the only bite of the night, but I’m happy.  It does show that I was right with where the fish are, just unfortunate not to land it.

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 54 Carp Fishing- 2019

  1. 123mattyd says:

    What rigs are you currently using? Any chance of seeing a pic?

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