Trip 68 Carp Fishing – 2019


Location – Coombe Lake

Hours Fished – 5 hrs

With yet another rainy day forecast, I did think it had gone away, but nope another wet 3 days on the cards, but it should stop before my week-long trip next week.  It is due to turn dry and cold, frosty mornings with high pressure, it is going to be hard work catching any fish.

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Well same swim, same spots, different day and a good helping of bait, I put it out yesterday afternoon.  This was in the hope of attracting the carp and holding them in the swim until this morning.  I think I just may name this swim ‘Lazy Mans’ as it’s so easy to set up in.  I do the set up in my truck, walk through the gate and flick the baits out, its really all about simplifying the process for wet days – just like the past few weeks.

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I’m planning on doing two nights here for my next trip, which is why I have been baiting up so much and taking the opportunity to refine my spots.  It’s not looking too promising currently, I can only hope their feeding spell is later afternoon and overnight.

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Well, it’s looking like another blank for me on here, this doesn’t bode well for my two nighters, but I feel you have to try these things out to gain knowledge of the lake.  The more time you spend on the water the more you learn.

Until next time

Richard

 

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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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