Trip No 47 Carp Fishing (2015)

Despite the bad weather (being a bucket load of rain), I stuck to my plan of fishing Sunday afternoon onwards until Monday morning.


I was I bit tempted to stay at home and muck around with the kid’s.  They had new nurf gun’s and were having fun with them!  However, the pull of fishing got the better of me as always.


When I arrived, I had the choice of any swim on the lake.  Oh, don’t you love it when that happens?  It’s impossible to make your mind up, anyway after a quick look about and I do mean quick.  I headed for another of my Winter swim choices,  which would give me an opportunity to lead around and check the depth with a marker float.

Just as I was just finishing getting set up, the rain hit hard again and as it was only 1230.  I though that I would put both rod’s along the margin tree line.



Just for a few hours and to give me time to find another spot in open water.




Pva mesh bag full of micro pellet, soaked in Krill &Tuna Oil, with a Poloni pop up on.

I sat back and watched the lake for any fishy signs.


At around 1600 hrs (as the weather man promised) there was a break in the weather.  This gave me a bit of time to find that open water spot.  I was happily spombing away and suddenly the right hand rod was off.  I was into yet another hard fighting fish, who was not very happy.  However, after what felt like a lifetime and a few near misses with the snags and overhanging trees, a nice 22 lb 7 oz Common was in the net.



I re-baited that rod and cast it out to the open water spot and I would leave the left hand rod for a few hours more.  I would then move that to the right hand spot.  I didn’t fancy my chances of getting a fish in at night from the right hand spot (as we all know, you can be a bit slow on to the rods at night).

And by now it was brew and grub time.


With a very moody morning, it was time to be off and with only bream in the night.  That was the only carp of the trip.

Till next time Richard

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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