Trip No 72 Carp Fishing (2015)

I have had a double bonus this weekend,  as the mother-in-law has offered to take the kid’s to school Monday morning and the wife agreed to me also doing Saturday night,  wow thanks folks.


I have settled for a swim that I have not fished before,  as the big strong S/W wind have stopped blowing for the last three days and the hot swims are still not free and I would have thought the fish would have moved out of that area by now. This swim give me access to an area of open water that can only be fished from here,  the down side is I am on the south bank and the North / North easterly wind is pushing this way,  however still very warm for this time of the year,  so I am feeling very confident.


The righthand rod was lowered under the overhanging tree,  which I will move out a bit at night, ,for the safety of the fish.


The left rod is fished this side of a gravel bar just on the bottom of the slop where the silt starts.



I have balled up 8 balls which I will put in the spomb with a handful of 14mm poloni boilies.

My latest toy is a boilies chopper.


I will do a review once I have tested it for a month. Bung a hand full of boilies wind the handle, job done.

Both rod’s have poloni pop ups on with mimicker leadcore leader.


Time to sit back and have a brew.

The first night pasted with only a couple of tench on the margin rod and no action on the distance rod,  other than a few bleeps.


Conditions are still looking favorable and I am going to sit today out here,  I have topped the swim up with more groundbait and broken boilies.


And we will see what today brings.


Nice flat spot let’s hope it’s the carp and not the bream.

With the departure of all the other angler’s by Sunday lunchtime, I was feeling more confident,  unfortunately all that happened was the bream moved in and no sleep was had until 0230 ish,  joy.


Morning alarm and time to head home.

Until 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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