Trip No 42 Carp Fishing (2016)


I am so glad the clock’s have changed.  I can now set up without the rush and get it all perfect.

I am in an area where I spotted fish the other day.  I was just standing and taking a look around, one just pocked it’s head out – sorted.


I managed to find a couple of nice spots in 5ft of water which is good for here.


I baited both rod’s with 4 spombs of Bait-Tech poloni boilies and flicked a small Godman Angling mesh bag, with a washed out poloni pop on each spot.  I opened the flask and had my first brew, I never take brew equipment with me for a quick night session, until the summer months.  I much prefer time laying my bag and listen out for fishing, especially in early spring time as you can learn a lot.

As I drifted off to sleep, I could hear some fish crashing to the left of me, near a small island.  I was feeling quite confident, however the alarm sounded at 0545 and I had not had a single bleep, when I reeled in, I discovered that all was well with my hook bait and presentation.  Oh well, you can’t win them all.


Until 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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