Trip 142 Carp Fishing (2016)

On my way home from my Pike trip I took a drive around the lake, to see if there were any signs of Carp.  There was no sign, so I chucked some bait in some likely spots and headed home, to sort the kid’s out.  I head back down here around 7pm.

When I arrived back, there was still someone angling on the lake – mostly due to the way it was fishing (which was pretty bad).  I knew that it had to switch on and I just need to be here.

I headed to one of the swims that I fancied and made up a couple of small bags of chopped Catalyst boilies, with a natural pop up and then dipped them into the food dip.  This gave them a bit of a turbo boost and then flicked them out onto the spots in had baited this afternoon. At around 1030 the righthand rod slowly bursts into life and after a good fight, a nice common was laying on the mat.

21lb 12oz

Not bad going and I was very happy with a bite so early on into the night.  Once I had tidied up and got the fish back, I lay on my bed and there where the odd fish topping in the distance.  Maybe they had woken up today.  Time to get my head down as have an dark o’clock alarm call!

That fish turned out to be the only one but I was very happy with my results.

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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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