Trip 20 Carp Fishing (2016)

I had to go fishing, as the conditions looked so good, there was a big storm pushing through on Friday/Saturday.


By noon time on Saturday I was set up as there was a break in the rain, it was perfect timing. Unfortunately, the two area’s that I had an eye on, after seeing Carp this week,  one was taken and the other one was impossible to set up on in this wind, there was no shelter.


I had to tuck myself up the path a bit, as the swim was under water and would need my waders.


The rod tips are just over the end of the swim.

Both rod’s are in the margins, as the fish I have seen this week have been moving along this bank and hopefully this far down.

Bait wise, all I have done is two large bags filled with stick mix and pellets with some broken boilies and a good load of liquid bloodworm.  Both rod’s are on Poloni pop up 14 & 18mm with half a kilo of chopped Poloni boilies over each area.

With a extremely wet and wind night, with only a Bream to show for my efforts.  It was quite nice to have some sunshine this morning to wake up to.


With only a couple of hours to go, I was still feeling confident that the Carp would move along this margin.  I just hoped it would be before packing up time.

Unfortunately one Bream was my lot.

Until next time

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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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