Trip No 38 Carp Fishing (2015)

I am out fishing with my youngest again,  which is nice, as she is asking if she can go fishing.  I may have to see if I can get her sponsored!



We are back in the same swim as before as the wind is push hard from the S/W.  We did have in mind another swim, unfortunately, they where all occupied.  I don’t feel it’s right to set up near other angler’s, as you reduce your and their chances of catching fish.  Plus she is a bit loud.  I have cast in the same spots as before and spomd out a mix of Bait-Tech pellet and ground bait mix with the sizzling Sauagse attracted, also with 10 handfuls of poloni boilies.  One rod was fished with a bottom and the other with a pop up,  both had large bags full of micro pellet soaked in Ktill and Tuna oil.


By this time,  it was tea time.  We heard nothing all evening, so we both just watched the lake and talked the world to rights!

At around midnight, the left hand rod was off, it was attached to a very unhappy 18 lb 14 oz Common that took several attempts to get in the net.  I looked in on my daughter half way through this and she was fast asleep! I did not take any photos as I did not fancy waking her up, I just re-baited and snook back into bed.
We were woke up around 0630 with another take,  I ran out only to find a swan had picked me up under my top tips.  Oh well, I recast to be rewarded by another take about an hour later.  This time, it was not a swan,  but a small common of around 12 lb. That will do.


With the wind picking up I was hopeful of getting another fish.  My daughter settled down to a bit more Roach fishing and by 11 am, it was time to start the big pack up and with no other carp, we were gone by 1230.

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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