Trip No 23 Carp Fishing (2015)

This trip I am out for three nights, as this could be my last 3 night’s trip for some time.  As I am becoming a house husband!


I have set up in an area which will give me plenty of options and there have been a good few fish cruising around the area.


Rod -1 is close to a big bed of pads on the far margin.  There is plenty of weed growth around, however the six foot in front of the pads is very clear.


Rod – 2 is on a nice, but small sandy patch along the tree line, in only 3 ft of water.


Rod -3 is in the gap, which is a perfect interception root.

All rods have pop ups on and with a good helping of my ground bait mix.


With a few handfuls of boilies over the top.

One of the issues here, is that the water is so clear.


Just like a bath!

Day & night – 1

I had no joy in the night and was woken by a Mallard attached to my right hand rod and that was the only action of the first night.  I re-baited at around 11 am, as there was rain forecast for the afternoon and hopefully a good time after.

Day & night – 2

The night passed by in a nice deep sleep, I was awoken at 0530 by the ducks this time!  The wind had changed direction and was now blowing from the West.  This made my margin flat calm, which was a complete change from when I got here.  We shall have to see what the day brings!


Nicely hidden away..,  just the way I like it.
Well after much thought,  I dicided the best option would be to cut sort my trip and not stay for the third night.

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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