Trip No 103 Carp Fishing (2016)

With reports of the odd fish, coming out of the inland sea and the fact it will be closed at the end of September.  I have decided to slip a few trips in before then.

Lucky me I was the only one on tonight. With a quick set up done just before sunset. I took the opportunity to take some photographs.

                                                              Amazing view

I had baited with half a kilo of Catalyst boilies and was using a yellow and a pink dump pop up on a curved shank hook, tied to some semi stiff Fin Skin.

I stayed up until midnight watching TV on my phone with headphones, but was listening and watching for any signs of fish.

I find this works very well, otherwise I just drift off to sleep by 9 am.  Listing out especially this time of year, you can locate where the fish are hiding.

With the alarm sounding and the sun coming over the trees.

It was time to head home.

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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