Trip 71 Carp Fishing – 2019


Location – Meadow Lake

Hours Fished – 9hrs

After the disastrous few nights on the bank and a night at home, I was revitalized.   I’m out on the Meadow Lake again – probably until the heavy rain arrives later on today.


After looking around yesterday before I left, I knew the area I was heading for and had also put a few scoops of bait about – just to give me a few options.

When I arrived that area was free, it contains 4 swims but I was only interested in two.  The plan was to get the Deeper out and check out each area, the first swim had a few fish, but the second was rammed.






They were clearly mooching about this tiny weedy bar, I just needed to find a couple of holes and place a bag in there.  I hope the fish are in the mood to feed, which they certainly haven’t been over the past week.  With the pending change in the weather, it was going to happen soon.


About 0930 I had a massive liner, at least there are reasonably sized fish in the area moving about.


Well, that was the only action of the day, much to my surprise and with 70 mph winds tomorrow, there is no way I’m out fishing on that.  It must be my age.  I’m convinced they will start feeding soon after the high winds a low-pressure tomorrow, so let’s hope its Sunday when I am due back for a few hours or even Monday day time if I’m feeling that keen.

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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