Trip No 67 Carp Fishing (2015)

I am out for one of my short day sessions as the weather is still perfect.  Unfortunately, there are 3 other angler’s thinking the same and are nicely tucked up in the perfect swims.  How can you blame them?  I would if I could.


After a drive and a look round.  I think that may be the fish may have pushed down as far as the bottom bay.  This is a day swim area and its behind the island which the strong S/W wind is pushing on to.  I have looked at the area a couple of times before but I had not fancy it.  However, with the wind pushing in, it was looking so much better.


So I flicked a couple of small mesh bag’s out, which had been filled with micro pellets and soaked in Krill & Tuna Oil for the best part of a month.

One at the back of a small island which is situated behind the main island.


The other rod was quite close, at one end of the bay it is full of overhanging trees and this would be a good area for the fish to rest up.

Both rod’s where fished pop up and with a Versacast filled with oil.

I crossed my fingers as I only have 30 minutes left before I need to get going, to collect the kid’s, you just never know.

Unfortunately, it was not going to be my lucky day today.



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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