Trip No 57 Carp Fishing (2015 )

I have decided that I need a break from the river, after my last trip which resulted in another blank.  I have a feeling that the fish my have had a bit of angler pressure in some shape or form and have moved on.


I had more or less the pick of the swims when I arrived.  The two I really fancied was due to the way the wind was blowing.  I set myself up in a swim which give me access to a large bar, that runs down the middle of most of the lake.


It also had a nice margin to the right along a small island, with some nice overhanging trees.


The other rod was fished on the drop off in the silt gully at the back of the bar, with a good load of poloni boilies & poloni ground all mixed up with some hemp oil.


Time to sit back and enjoy the view (until the storm arrives tonight).

Oh my, that was a wet night.  I have not had rain that heavy for a long time and the only fish that graced the back, where bream.

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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