Trip 42 Crucian Fishing – 2020


Location – Icehouse Lake

Hours Fished – 5 hours

I will get one soon!  My main battle is with other species, but it’s a pleasant change in stunning surroundings and it’s very peaceful.

I’m back in a swim where I’ve fished before, after my last trip and the tench going into the lilly pads, which I’m sure didn’t help my cause.

It wasn’t long before the Roach arrived!


And the lake bed was fizzing up, we shall have to see want happens.

Later on in the after a few more Roach.

The right had rod on the center pin was off with what felt like a much bigger Tench than I’ve had before.

Definitely much better quality and put up a lovely fight on little tackle.

Just after 9 pm, I lost a fish on the float rod.  It could have been a Crucian or one of those small Tench that I’ve had in the past.



Other than that minor issue, it was a very enjoyable evening on the lake.

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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