Trip No 95 Carp Fishing (2015)

Now, my original plan for this morning was and early start.  As lucky me, the Mrs’ is starting late today and can to the kids to school.  I was going to do a day pike fishing on the river.  However, with all that carp activity the other night, I felt I had no other option than give it another go carp fishing.  I know I do need to start pike fishing soon.  I would like to get a PB pike this year, may have to draw a line in the sand soon and then move onto the river, as it’s been a good 4 months since I was last there, after the carp & barbel.


Back in this swim until 10 ish or until I catch a carp (which ever come first) and then I will move down to the other swim I normally fish.  There are about 5 day swims along this bank, I just fancy these two a bit more than the rest.


Unfortunately 10am came first and a move was made to my other favourite swim along this bank.

Let’s hope the sunshine helps.


Looking very nice out here today.

What can I say?  Well, I have completely moved away from the snaggy margin bank as don’t think the fish are there.


That looks better, a good view of the lake and a bit of fish spotting I hope.

With all my best efforts in moving around today, it turned into another blank on the score board.

Till 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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