Trip No 13 Carp Fishing (2016)

After the setting up from all set ups – to the point of wondering why I was bothering today and then laughing to myself when I realised that it’s trip 13!


I have set up on a day swim which gives you access to the sanctuary area (up to a rope that goes across to stop angler’s who would cast all the way up to the fallen tree and lost every fish they hooked and wounded why).


This is some 70 yards up the channel between two islands.

I have cast a single poloni pop at each corner of the rope with a small Godman Angling mesh bag filled with micro pellets and soaked in Krill and Tuna oil.



The right hand side is the access route in to another bay and the left side, leads into a channel which runs into the main lake.  The sanctuary is a maze of small islands and channels, perfect for the Carp to escape all the pressure of angler’s.

With not even a single bleep (which I was surprised at) and it getting close to the children’s collection time.  I had a quick lead around in another area I had been keeping a eye on.  This is also part of the sanctuary area, it looked like it could hold fish and after 10 minutes, I found a couple of clear spots and put some bait out for tomorrow’s trip.

Until then.




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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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