Trip No 135 Carp Fishing (2016)


With a change in the weather yesterday and a mild spell over this week. I have turned my attention back to the Carp.  I hope that the change in conditions will switch them onto feeding mode.

It was a foggy start to the day, but it was better on the lake than at home.  Which was nice. I am hoping to spot some fish, as I am attempting to work out their location for tonight’s overnight session.

A slight breeze cleared the fog. Am only using one rod today, as I don’t like to much disturbance when I am only here for a few hours.  I have got a Frank Warwick  Fruit zing pop up with a bag of my Stix Mix and a hand full of chopped Catalyst boilies soaked in the Food Dip, for added attraction.  I cast to the end of the left hand bush, with the clutch up tight, so I don’t allow the fish any chance to get under and along the margins.

With not a single sign of any fish, I packed up 45 minutes early and had a walk round.  I has a chat to another syndicate member.  Unfortunately, he was blanking and had also seen no fish.  So not really sure where I will end up tonight.

Until then

Richard

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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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