Trip No 41 Carp Fishing (2015)

I am out for a two night session over the weekend, which is unusual for me.  I had the unfortunate luck with the traffic and arrived just on dark.  This was OK, as luckily for me a friend of mine was already at the lake.  He was able to tell me which swims where free and where he had seen fish and after some discussions over the phone.  I had made my swim choice before I had arrived – a little bit out of the norm.  However, a very useful tool,  when needed and as I knew this swim quiet well and had them it all marked out in my book,  setting up was very straight forward.


All rods were pop ups, due to the weed and all had bags on with broken up Poloni boilies.  As I had made notes, I was also able to spomb out a loaded of Bait-Tech’s pellets and groundbait mix with a good load of Krill & Tuna Oil that had been soaking for some time.

Night & Day One

The night passed with no other action than a tufty at about 6am, nice way start to the day.  The wind had changed as per the weather man’s report, and was now pushing hard onto this back, unfortunately, it was going to be a hot one today.

All rod’s where re-baited around 1400 hrs, with no change to the tac-ticks (I had seen a few fish show during the morning).

Night & Day Two

With no action in the dark hours, I was very happy when at around 6 am, the middle rod was off.  It was attached to a small common that proceeded to drop off at the net, after I had managed to get it through a small set of pads two my left.  Oh well.  I changed the hook and put the bait back on the spot and put the kettle on.  I sat back and watched the lake.


Flat calm, great for spotting fish.

Unfortunately, by packing up time I still had not seen or had any more fish.

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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