Trip No 93 Carp Fishing (2015)

I am out for another Sunday night session, this will be my only trip of the week.  As I have the dentist & Nativities to go to – I am a bit stuck for time.


I have picked a bay area, that is a bit sheltered from the strong and fresh S/W wind as I don’t feel confident that the carp will be on the full front of the wind.  This is the same swim I fished last session and spotted a fish, when I left on Friday afternoon, there where a few people fishing the main part of the lake.  I arrived a bit earlier then normal, hoping for a chat with them but the complex was empty.  Good or bad sign? I will never know.  Anyway, with all that bait going in, in that area and being by far the coldest area of the lake,  I felt this had to be my best option.


The right hand rod was cast nicely up against some overhanging trees, I was able to walk round and bait up easily over the top with chopped poloni boilies with a couple of groundbait balls.

The other rod was flicked out with a string on, for the first 3 hour’s as I wanted to watch the water for any fishy signs.  By 1530, it was time to get the marker rod out and do some feature searching and I found a night bar that come up a foot.  It was in between two nice silt bed’s and this was the area I finally settled for.  There was also a nice shelf down to the 11ft margin, this I will save for later on in the Winter.  I spombed out five balls of groundbait and poloni boilies, which were all chopped up.  I sat back, got the tea on and settled into those long Winter nights.

The night passed with a couple of bream and two carp crashing nearby and a very hopefull me thing it’s going to go off soon.  But by 0530, I was starting to wonder if it would, it had been a warm night and the wind was dying down a lot.

Unfortunately, reel in time came to fast and with no carp on the bank, I was off home and not out until next Sunday.

Till next time

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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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