Trip No 100 Carp Fishing (2015)

This weekend trip is a social one,  with a couple of good friends from around the Southampton area.  We are fishing the Ressy, for the first time in over six months for me and as luck would have it I was also the first one to arrive.  This is due to the fact that once I had dropped the kid’s off at school, I was free to go fishing because the wife had got a half day to use up!  Great news for me – thanks Mrs H.


I arrived around 10 am and after a good look around, I settled on this area.  As there where still a good few dead pads poking out and a lot of fishy movement.

My plan was to stick a couple of kilos of poloni boilies out over the dead pads and fish small pva bags with pellet and a 14mm pop up.  Leave it alone until reel in time or I get a fish and with in 30 minutes, I had one of the new stock fish at around the 10 lb mark.


This fish will be quite stunning in a few years – I think.

The weather was looking perfect for another fish.

The night only action was sleep and plenty of it and much to our surprise, the morning was the same.  We were quite shocked with the lack of activity, as the weather was so mild.  Just have to see what the second night brings.  I did spot a bubbler around noon time and flicked a small bag out.


Unfortunately the second night produced no fish action,  I was starting to feel very lucky to have banked a fish within the first hour (small as it was).  It was going to be my last carp of 2015 probably.  The kid’s are on a two week holiday and all the social stuff connected to Christmas and New Year.  This could well be the last trip of the year.

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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