Trip No 45 Carp Fishing (2015)

Firstly, thanks to Mrs H for letting me do two night’s.  Which will be a nice chill down,  before the school summer holidays start.


I have set up on a small point which has two swims, they are pointing in opposite directions.  As this is sensible syndicate,  no one will set up behind me unless I agree (no chance).


Rod one has been cast into a small bay along the right hand margin. I have caterpulted some ten pouches of Bait-Tech Poloni boilies mixed sizes into this area and I am fishing a pop up over the top.


Rod two – I have found some nice smooth silty areas, toward the middle of the bay and as I don’t wish to intrude on anyone else’s water (just in case a day angler settlers in tomorrow morning in the opposite end to me).  I have found the edge of this area, where it meets the gravel and I am fishing about 10ft into this area.  With large quantities of Bait-Tech mixed seeds which were mix together with Poloni/Envy method mix and a good load of micro pellets + some poloni boilies.  My plan is to feed the bream and pick up the feeding carp on 18mm Poloni pop ups,  I may have to change to a snowman rig,  if I get really fed up with the bream,  lets hope not.


That does look good and I have spomb put this out with 1/2 kilo of Poloni boilies.

There was a good bit of rain in the night, but less than I was expecting.  I was treated to a spectacular fireworks display at around 11pm.



The geese on the lake where not to happy.


I was hoping that this would wake the carp up, as this happens on other lakes,  unfortunately, only the bream.


By mid morning the sky was clear and the sun was blazing down.  However, the wind was still pushing on to my right hand margin, the carp will still be moving up and down there,  it’s just a matter of time,  I hope.


With the last ray’s of light and a bit of fish spotting, it was time to get my head down as I need to be packed up and home by 7 am.

As with the night before, the bream and tench where very active.  Finally at around 3 am, I was into a nice meadow lake carp, which tipped the scales at 22 lb on the nose.



With a few pics done,  I slipped the fish back.  I am not one for sacking fish up for hour’s.  I just like to get them back safe & sound to their home.  It’s about catching them and not photographing them in the perfect light.  With the introduction of modern day sacks & slings, fish safety has moved on.  I am just a bit old school.

And that was that for this trip, was feeling quiet lucky after this 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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