Trip No 53 Carp Fishing (2016)


What a week I have had!  My car got hit, I was sick and then the car broken down, as this was my three things, my week started to get better.  More Summit Tackle arrived and I got my Katran UK deal sorted and a nice package arrived – a Fishspy  arrived for me to have a play with and a I had a 3 day weekend.  I just had to go fishing and the wind was pushing from the north again, I headed straight for the swims on the back of the wind and my best option was one of the island swims.

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And with plenty of sunshine forecast and despite the frosty nights we have been having, I was feeling quite confident.

As the video shows, the storm didn’t help.  However, I was still feeling that when the fish feed, I would be in the right area.  I was fishing near the overhanging trees off two of the islands and an interception route out of the sanctuary area.

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Both areas had been baited up with half a kilo of chopped boilies with a small Godman Pva mesh bag filled with micro pellets and soaked in  oil.

It was a funny day, what  with the storm and then swallows & and the martins skimming across the lake. I also heard cuckoos about.

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New Summit Tackle buzz bars and stabilizer, looking the part.

The night was fun as well, 2 dropped fish in open water around a snag I never new was there.  This is starting to become a bit of a habit and not a very good one, as you can imagine, am pretty fed up this morning.  Onwards and upwards as they say.

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However, did get some very nice photos and hopefully still time to bag a fish.

Despite the wind changing direction to a warm S/W blow.

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They where the only runs I had, just a shame I did not get them in the net. Bait & location working well, luck not so good.

Until next time
Richard

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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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