Trip No 122 Carp Fishing (2016)

After a good look around and a chat with a few anglers, I settled on this lovely corner.

I fact it was so hot, I ended up sitting under the brolly with my t-shirt and nearly failing asleep!  By late afternoon, there was a lot of cloud cover and the night was looking like it would be quite warm.  This filled me with a lot of confidence.

Both rod’s were put out on the opposite margins with a good scattering of Catalyst boilies and pellets along the tree line.  Thus enabling the carp to feed up and down these margins.  My hook baits were placed at either end and I was using a yellow & pink catalyst pop up.  I had also attached a small bag on each rod filled with Pellets soaked and a couple of sprays of Catalyst liquid for some added attraction.

The wind picked up a lot in the night and there was a spell of rain.  I could hear the odd fish crashing nearby.  Unfortunately, no signs in the bay and with the alarm sounding at 0630 (a bit later than normal, the kids are of on half term break) as I did not need to be home until just before the wife leaves for work.  No day session this week also because of half term, however plenty of family  fun, which will be a nice break.

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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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