Trip No 18 Carp Fishing (2015)

The weather is absolutely fantastic at the moment, may be not for fishing, but I am not going to complain.  The kid’s have been in the paddling pool after school every day this week, playing in the garden and that’s what Spring should be all about.  After a long Winter, it’s nice to be able to sit around in the garden.


Any way, I am out fishing again.  I am also hoping that the Carp like the sunshine, as it has been a few trips since a carp graced my net, it could get a bit embarrassing soon.


I had a good walk around and found some fish.  They were moving up and down this margin and along the tree line.


I have got one rod in the middle of this small bay, with a load of chopped boilies and ground-bait all mixed up with a load of hemp oil.


The other rod is off the end of the island.  This is a very popular patrol route, I lost a fish from here the other month.

I awoke first thing (around 6 ish) and was surprised not to have had any fish in the night.  There were a few fish showing out by the island, I was still feeling confident that I may pick up a fish – before work time.


The conditions had chanced for the better as well.  All was looking good and no sooner than I had thought this, the right hand rod was off.  It was attached to a very unhappy mid double common, these fish fight very hard due to the shallow water, it fantastic fun.

Till next time



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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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