Trip No 60 Carp Fishing (2015 )

I am back out for a quick 5 hour day session in between the school runs.

I have gone back to the same swim as before, as there where clearly fish there.  However, they are not interested in my bait or I was not in the right spot.  Day fishing can be a bit hit and miss sometimes and I feel I am on a bit of a miss period at the moment.


I have changed my approach a bit, my right hand rod is along the left hand tree margin which leads into the bay.  There were a couple of fish crashing there last time before I left, I put a few pouch full of poloni boilies along here.


My second rod is a bit of a roving rod again but because of where the right hand rod is, I have more options open to me.  I am also using Bait-tech Big Carp Method mix, which I hope will bring the fish to my hook baits, as the stuff is full of attraction and if the fish are playing hard to get, this can be a good approach.


I have tucked my rod’s in amongst the reed’s this time.


Hard to spot, but they are there.

With only 15 minutes left, I was thinking I was heading for another blank.  The right hand margin rod was off, which is where I had seen a nice fish top the trip before.  The fish was heading under the overhanging tree and I had to quickly move along the bank, through the reed’s and get my rod tip under the water, until the fish was under control.  I then headed back towards the small gap in the reed’s which I was fishing through and after  a bit more commotion, I had a nice common in the net and I was feeling over the moon.



With the photos done, I had to quickly get all the kit in the car and head off to collect the kids from school.

It’s always worth a couple of hours here and there as you just never know.

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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