Trip No 20 Carp Fishing (2015)

I arrived at around 1500 hrs for my Sunday night fishing trip.  I had a good drive around the complex, had a nice chat with a few of the members and in the end I settled for a swim in a small bay with the the wind pushing in.  I had seen a couple of fish moving around the snags.


I baited up with a mix of boilies and ground bait, it had oil’s and other stuff mixed in, to complete the big attraction that I like to have.

My rod’s were placed to the right and left of me just at the bottom of the margin slope.



I settled down to watch the lake and read my book.

At about 2015 hrs the right hand rod was off, it was attached to a very unhappy common around the 14 lb mark, very pretty looking fish.

I recast the rod with another bait and a small bag of pellet, soaked in bait-tech Polony oil (boy that stuff smells great).

I turned in around 10 pm anticipating another take through the night and was rudely awoken by a half pound Roach.  Now don’t get me wrong, that’s a nice fish and I do plan on fishing for them this year, however, on carp tackle it’s not really cricket,  is it?

Anyway I redid the rod again (same rod as before in fact), did think the other rod would have gone off by now.  Anyway, as it was only 0445, I thought it best to try and get my head down again.  Well I had forgot how loud the bird’s are this time of the morning.  So loud, I am typing this at 5 am.  I was hoping to be asleep.  I know some people say watch the lake, but when I am fishing the margins, I find if I am asleep and making no noise (as in making a brew and walking around looking for fish), I don’t disturb the swim.  As I am no more than 10ft away from one bait and 20ft away from the other.

Till next time


PS – Ian, I did manage to get one in all that cold wind.

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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