Trip No30 Carp Fishing (2014)

I have managed to squeeze in a quick night before I am on call for the week.  The weather is not perfect, however, it’s nice to be out on the bank.  I did nearly go on the river,  but couldn’t be botherd you swap the stuff around in the car.


Can’t complain about the view, I have one rod just off a nice overhanging tree at the bottom of the margin shelf.


With plenty of boilies, Bait-tech pellet and groundbait mix which has a load of liquid attraction poored on and mixed up.

The other rod is in a channel, which is out in the middle of the lake, where the water drops from 2.5ft to 4ft and back up again to 2.5ft.


My bait is about 20ft towards me from the swan.


Fishing under the stars tonight, as an early start and quick pack up is needed.

WOW, what a disaster that turned out to be.  Firstly, I lost a fish in a snag to the right of me at around 0330.  After redoing this rod, I spotted that something was not quite right with the other rod and found that I had had a take sometime in the night, I checked the buzzer and all was well.  Odd, the fish had found a weed bed and shed the hook.  All night long some were around me there was an building alarm going off.  Nice night sleep was! Lastly, when I reeled in at 6am, there was no bait on one of the rod’s.  Think the gremlins must have got me.

Oh well, time for work.

Till next time





About richardhandel

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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