Trip No 82 Carp Fishing (2015)

As the weather has been perfect for a couple of days, I was surprised to find only one other angler on the lake.  Was this a bad thing or a lucky start? Even though the wind had been pushing down the lake into the bay area, that I had fished before and knowing that there had been someone in this swim since last Monday.  I still felt that this was my best option.  There were waves on the lake which were pushing down and crashing into the reed’s.  I thought, there just has to be fish still there.


And the corner looked just perfect.


Despite the angler pressure, the incredible numbers of Roach and Rudd in here.  I felt that the bay rod would have a good amount of Poloni boilies scattered around with my ground bait mix.  I spombed out 8 loads and fished a 14mm poloni pop up over the spot.

The right hand rod was cast over to the same margin but along near a gap which leads to the sanctuary area of the lake.


This rod was a single 18mm poloni pop up with a Godman Angling verseacat filled with Bait-tech Hemp oil.  This added a tiny bit of attraction to the area because of the possibility that there may be too much bait out there or the fish had been hammered. I thought this would be the best approach.  I didn’t feel that I had over done the bait as my mixture is pretty much all ground up.


And is mostly for attraction and a small amount of feed, for the Carp.

It was a pretty grey day and looking very wintry however, I was certainly not dressed like it was winter!

Much to my amazement, other than a couple of beeps that was it.  With the sun coming up, it was time to pack up and head home.





Just an amazing time of the morning to be out there.

Till next time

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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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