Trip No 37 Carp Fishing (2016)

I have now started to do nights in the week again.  Which means I arrive just on dusk, this gives me 15 to 20 minutes to have a quick look at the lake before selecting my swim.  It is helped by my knowledge of being here during the day. Unfortunately, no photos unless a friendly Carp graces the net.

I have picked a small bay area where there is a nice area of overhanging trees and snags, hopefully, the Carp are held up on.  There’s just no way of telling, it’s just a feeling I have, as it’s on the north bank and receives a lot of sunshine during day light hours.  The down side is that the wind is shifting from North to North West on and off throughout the night and with the night temperature dropping.  This may mean the fish don’t come out to play until I am back at home, for the school run tomorrow morning.  Mind you, I will be back for the day at around 0930

One rod is in the bay and the other rod is along the reed’s to the left of me.  Both are on Poloni pop ups dipped in The Juice with small Godman Angling mesh bag filled with micro pellets, soaked in Krill and Tuna Oil and a couple of balls of my Groundbait mix over the top.  These fish are most certainly on natural food after the close season on here.


It was a very frosty pack up today, with no joy in the night.  I an back later on after the school run for a few hours, he weather is perfect for a pick up in the day.

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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