Trip No 17 Carp Fishing (2016)

I am out for another Carp session.  The weather is pretty good, a strong, warm South Westerly is blowing, with not to much rain.


I have gone for the same swim that I did the other night.  Mainly as it has not been fished this weekend.  When I arrived there were still a fair few weekend angler’s on the lake and few Carp have come out recently.


The lake is still flooded so the rods were in the water again.

The left-hand rod is in the same spot as last week.


Just along the tree line, at the bottom of the shelf with 4 ground bait balls and a couple of pouches of poloni boilies over the top. I have moved the right hand rod along the tree lined bank.


To a nice overhanging tree.

Both areas have been baited with my ground bait mix, poloni boilies with a 14mm pop up over the spot.  Hopefully I will get less Bream and more Carp.

No, this night turned out to be very eventful,but not for the Carp, just me!  For some reason, that I have now put down to the strong wind, my car alarm kept going off.  I moved the car twice and in the end put it behind the swim on the track.  This kept it quiet for some time.  The next thing to happen, was a boot full of water putting a bream back and finally when reversing back down the track around the corner, I got stuck and had to call the estate manager to rescue me.  Big thanks again John for that.

Until hopefully a less eventful trip out, unless it’s fish of course.

Regards Richard


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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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