Trip No 56 River Fishing (2015)

I am on the river again, however I am fishing the evening.  The last two days have been very hot and I did not fancy my chances.



I have gone for the same swim as before, as I have seen the carp in it and at the end of the last session I got rid of my remaining bait in the swim.  This was only two days ago.  So, I am hoping the fish will be in search of a bit of my bait.  The only thing I have changed after I took some advice from Rob Nunn at Bait-tech, was change the hook baits to Polony meat which they do in tins.  I have cubed up some large for hook baits and some smaller for free offerings.


And we will see how we get on.

Well, I stayed until 2240, which  only gave me 20 minutes to get off the estate before closing time.

I completely blanked.  Not even a knock and a mark on the meat.  I can only think the carp may have moved on, or perhaps another angler may have fished there today and landed one.  You just never know.  I will take a look in the day time later this week, as I fancy a night on the lake for my next trip out.

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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