Trip No 31 Carp Fishing (2016)

This is now the time to start my full on Carp campaign for 2016.


With nice new cobalt stainless bank sticks from Summit Tackle, DL Black Edition reels from Tf Gear all spooled up with Asso Fishing Line and a new range of products from Bait-Tech.

I had managed to get out for a quick over-nighter in the week.  It may not have been the best night what with the heavy rain, wind and a sudden temperature drop to -2c.  But I am out and I have been itching to try out the new kit.

As I have not been here this week, I am not sure who has been fishing and where.  I have opted for only a small amount of bait and tiny Godman Pva mesh bags made up with my stick mix. And a couple of spombs over the top.

I have fished this swim before and know the spots.  So, baiting up was quiet simple and I was all done, just before sunset and time to see if you can warm baked potatoes on a ridgemonkey.


And with a bit of Bolognese over the top.


A perfect Carp angler’s dinner.

We shall see what the night brings in the way of fish.

With plenty of liners on the night, I was feeling confident.  However, none of them turned into a take.

Till next time


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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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