Trip 34 Crucian Fishing – 2020


Location – Icehouse Lake

Hours Fished – 5 hours

I’m back out after the Crucians for a few hours this evening.  I’ve picked another swim on the lake and will eventually pin point their favourite spots.  There is actually another angler on the lake, it will be interesting to see how he gets on and what he is after or just out for the pleasure.

I’ve one rod float fishing it has a small piece of sweetcorn on and the other with a 8mm pellet (just out of interest to see what may come along).  I under arm flicked this along the margins to my right with a ball of method ready pellets squeezed around the hook.


Both spots have a scattering of pellets and a bit of corn to feed the swim.

The first two hours were uneventful with only a few knocks, but there had been a few fizz ups which were promising.  I thought I would check out the other swims and make a move for the last few hours.  However, after looking about, I felt I was better placed where I was and disided to say in the same swim.


The downside of fishing light tackle when a carp picks up the bait, you get smashed up.

Despite my best efforts and hard work it was a blank, hopefully back next week for another go.

Until next time

Stay safe


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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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