Trip No 99 Carp Fishing (2015)

Today I am back on the same lake as yesterday, however, I have moved around the corner.  This gives me better access and angle on a small bay which has an overhanging bush.


No buzzers yet, I may well move swim.


Tiny bay with a nice overhanging bush, there are a couple of other nice spots too.


A nice overhanging Willow tree.


And another overhanging tree on the far margin bank.

I am just using medium size Godman Angling Pva mesh bag’s, made up with Bait-tech micro pellets with a squirt of sizzling sausage – to give them a boost.

After having a couple of carp, which were not that big, low double,  but to say I was happy was an understatement.  It had been sometime since a carp had been on the mat.  No photos, but this made my mind up that this area was one to stick to for the next couple of hours.


Rod’s on a single bank stick and buzz bars (with the tips up, it does look nice).

Today’s round up, 4 carp up to 12 lb all commons.  I was very happy despite the size, as any Winter carp, can’t be sniffed at.

Until 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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