Trip No 91 Carp Fishing (2015)

Today I am out for another short session along the tree lined margin bank and today the sun is out for the first time in a while.  Which has put a little more confidence into this trip. However, the 3 guys who have just done the last 2 nights here, have blanked.  This is starting to show that the fish may well be slowing down, some what.



Just the one rod as normal, with a couple of handfuls of chopped up Bait-tech Poloni Boilies and a godman angling mesh bag filled with my new winter mix (which I am playing around with).


As 1330 approaches, I am starting to scratch my head a bit, as this is my third trip in a row where I have blanked along this bank.  A bit of a rethinking is needed I feel.  I have a week from fishing soon, this may or may not help the rethinking.  Whilst the kid’s are off school for the Christmas I will not get any trips out, so perhaps Pike fishing may be getting closer.


The freezer is stocked up with dead baits and I have a few bottles of Bait-tech Predator Plus all set.

I am out this coming Sunday for the night and at the moment with no fish showing, I’m a bit lost on where the fish may be.  Perhaps tomorrow’s trip and a chat with some Syndicate members on Sunday morning will throw up some options.

Unfortunately another trip,  turned out to be a blank,  definitely slowly down.

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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