Trip No 97 Carp Fishing (2015) d

When I arrived for this week’s Sunday night session,  I was surprised it found that I was a bit stuck to find a swim.  As there where at least 8 people fishing, in most of the swims I knew.  I then thought,  ah, it’s the last couple of weeks before Christmas, the weather is still so mild and perhaps this is why the lake was  still drawing people out fishing.


After nearly two hours of walking and chatting,  I finally settled for this bay.  I had fished this area a couple of weeks beforehand and had heard a fish in the night.  This was all I really had to go on as my weekday session had not produced any fish or spotted any.


The left-hand rod was cast over to the margin bushes and a couple of spombs of poloni boilies with a 14mm pop up on, over the top.

This rod may move if I hear any good signs of fish in the night.

The righthand rod was in open water just off a small gravel bar and I baited this spot quite heavy for the time of year.  I used my groundbait mix and chopped up Bait-tech Poloni Boilies.


With the last few rays of sunlight going, I sat on my bucket and cooked up some chilli and rice and watched the lake.


I no interruptions in the night for bream or carp and that I didn’t need to pack up until 0830 this Monday.  I was still feeling very hopefully that first light may buy me a bite, when I opened my eyes at 7 am.


With a brew in my hand, I sat and watched the lake for the last hour.

Despite the very mild weather, it was another blank to my name.

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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