Trip No 55 River Fishing (2015)

I am still persevering with the river, after seeing the carp in this area 3 or 4 times on the bounce.  I now should be after the barbel, but I just love these river carp, big or small it doesn’t matter.  I am still having a good look around the area, so am not completely focused on the carp.  I have not seen any barbel yet, but I have seen a couple of large salmon and some good chub.


No change in the swim or spots, as I put a bit of bait in before I left the last time. I was in the hope of getting them feeding confidently.  I don’t think anyone else has fished here,  which is good to know.


I have been here for two hours and there is no signs of the carp.  I am hoping the sun may bring them out, just to confirm there are still in the area.  They could of easily moved on, mind you they have plenty of weed to hide in.



You just never know.

I finally spotted one of the common carp drifting through the reed’s and will only an hour and a bit left before it’s time to run and collect the kid’s.  I will have my fingers crossed that the carp are in a feeding mood now.

I stayed for as long as possible, unfortunately no joy.

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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