Trip No 66 Carp Fishing (2016)

I am out for the next couple of nights.  However, with the wife at work I will have to do the school run stuff.  Luckily, I have doubled up with a friend and can leave my gear with him.


I arrived down the lake at around 7pm and marked around for a bit and settled on a nice smooth silty area.  I stuck out a kilo of the Catalyst boilies soaked in the food dip and I will be fishing both rod’s on this spot, one on Natural Pop Ups, with the other a wafter.


With the sun setting, we settled down to a glass of wine and put the world to rights.

The first night past with a hook pull around 6am which was handy, as I had to get home to drop the kids off to school.


I was off by 0645 and made it back by 0930.  I flicked the rods out and as the day was still overcast and misty, I was feeling quite confident.  I was pleasantly surprised that by 1330 I had had two stunning commons!



A couple of of action shots, thank you Ian


            20lb on the noise

I topped up the swim and had a carp nap, by 1630 it was time to head home again.

Unfortunately, the second night also produced no fish.

Until next time

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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1 Response to Trip No 66 Carp Fishing (2016)

  1. Brian Mack says:

    Nice to see some action for you. Nice pics too.

    Liked by 1 person

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