Trip 45 Carp Fishing (2016)

I am out for 48 hrs+ this week.  We have had a nice long weekend away with the family and lucky me has the last few day’s out fishing before the kid’s go back to school.


Both rod’s are being fished up against the tree line.  The fish appear to be patrolling along here and featuring out into open water.  I have double up with a friend for a bit of a social and he is fishing into the open water area.


The perfect tree lined margins and hopefully a few fish.

With a great deal of high hopes for the night, I only had one take,  which I promptly lost.


With a beautiful morning looming, I was up watching the lake for signs of fish and they where still about.  They had even started to venture out into open water, which was nice to see.  This is a sure sign that spring was getting under way more and more each day.


The day pasted and night fell again with no signs of Mr Carp making a mistake.  There where a few showing in open water and the bay beyond where I was fishing.  It appeared that they where only featuring out of their safe haven at night.

Over the next night there was a lot of rain, which completely put a stop to any signs of fish.


Perfect last morning, until the hail storms arrived.  This clearly was also going to put the fish off.

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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