Trip No 97 Carp Fishing (2016)

I am out for a quick over night trip this week.  The wind is pushing nicely into a small corner of the lake, I have chosen to go back in the same swim as my last week’s mid week trip.

However, this time I will be fishing closer to the bank, as I felt last time the fish where moving along the bank and giving me lots of liners.

I catapult 4 pouch fulls of Catalyst boilies out over each spot and made up a small pva bag filled with catalyst Pellets.  Natural Pop Ups were on one rod and a wafter on the other. The night started with even more liners than before and I ended up putting back leads on, which if I am honest, I am not a great fan of. This helped a bit and at around 3 am I had my one and only take, in the form of a low double.

The liners carried on most of the night, which I can only put down to the large head of big roach on here.

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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