Trip No 35 Carp Fishing (2016)

I am out for 48 hours this session.  The family are away for the weekend.

I arrived around 1815 on the Friday night (just before it got dark), but enough time to pick a swim, lead around, clip up and spomb some bait out.  This was great news and a sign that the nights are drawing out.


A very foggy start to the day but once the sun had burnt it off, it was quite a nice day.


I felt that a zig rig could be an option as I had seen the odd bit of carpy movement in the upper levels.
The other rod was flicked along the tree lined margins with a kilo of poloni boilies over the top and load of sticky Groundbait mix.


The other rod will be put back on a smooth silty patch about 10 yards out, which has had the same amount of bait as the margin rod.

The forecast is for sunny days and cold nights with no wind.  The bird life is going mad for Spring and the odd bumble bee has been around today, I would say Spring is well on its way and the Carp will feel this as well, they should start to spread around the lake a bit more.


With an uneventful night and different weather conditions to yesterday, I will have to put my thinking cap on and see if I can improve my chances before packing up time.

Unfortunately, even after trying 4 different colours on the zig rig and changing my hook bait to white, I was unable to tempt any Carp to pick up my baits this weekend.


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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