Trip No 127 Carp Fishing (2016)

After doing the day and spotting a load of carp showing.  I headed back after doing my house husband bit.  Unfortunately, the swim I finished up in, already had an angler in – which was no real surprise.  So, I headed of to my back up plan, which was on the edge of the area the fish were in.

I was all set up and done by 8 pm.  I had put a bit of bait out before I left here this afternoon, so all I needed to do was put on a couple of PVA bags filled with Catalyst chopped boilies and pellets.  These had a bit of the food dip added for extra attraction and as the moon was about, it did make thinks a lot easier.

I was in the right area, however the fish had moved into the margins and I was unable to get a bait anywhere near them.  The trees along this bank hang out over 20 ft into the lake and yes that’s where the carp were topping all night long.  I was hoping that 1 or 2 would venture out, but no they were very happy in their hideaway.

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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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