Trip No 136 Carp Fishing(2016)

After my very uneventful 4 hrs early on today and no signs of fish, the only option was the far end of the lake.  I was unable to see these area from my swim today.

The traps were set on the normal spots for this swim.  My plan was to stay up late and listen out for any signs of fish in an attempt to pin point their location.  I would be back again for a day trip on Thursday.

I sat listening and heard a couple of fish in the distance, but I am not 100% sure where they were.

At about 2330, the right hand rod was off and as I pulled into the fish, its behaviour was like a bream.  With lots of head shaking, clearly not a happy carp and once safely in the net, I was quite happy, even though it was a small carp (around the 14lb mark), I still took a photograph.

Worth a photo.

I sat up until around 0100 and heard a couple more fish and thought that I had  better move my other rod into that area of the lake.  I quickly needed to make up a new bag with chopped Catalyst boilies, soaked in the Food Dip, into a small PVA bag.  I then added some food dip (to turbo charge it) and after that I thought I had better get my head down for a couple  of hours (before home time).  It was all too soon when the alarm clock sounded and it was time to pack up.  But even before I started to pack up, the same rod as before was off and into another carp.


Which certainly made my night, after these hard conditions we have been having

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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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