Trip 37 Carp Fishing 2017

After losing a nice fish on my day session, I was not detered and had a good look about before I headed home to collect the kid’s.  I even chucked out some bait in some likely spots.

With the househusband bit done, I was on my way back to the lake again.  I had a look in the luckily spots and a couple more, in the end I settled on this one.  With both rod’s set up with bags and my Pellet mixture, I was all done for another night on the bank.

By 1130 I had managed to get plenty of liners and a couple of 10 lbers, which I was just hoping would go away – which they did.  Around 0115, the left hand rod was off, however this time with a much better hard fighting fish on and with a long but easy fight another fish was in the net.

30lb 2oz of stunning Common, that will do me and the second one in the space of two days.

I rebait my rod and flicked it back out on the spot and then got my head down.  Within the hour it was off again with another common around the 16lb mark.


Another bag was made up and put on the spot again.  I was off to the land of nodd again.

At 0530 the same one was off and I was yet again, playing a very hard fight carp and once I had avoided the tree line margin stags, it was under my control and soon in the net.


25lb 2 oz Common

What a night that turned out to be!  Would you belive it, there was a hard frost on the ground, my net was frozen to the ground every time I landed a fish, which added to the fun.


Frosty brolly and a very cold pack up.

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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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1 Response to Trip 37 Carp Fishing 2017

  1. Brian Mack says:

    What a great nights fishing! The way it should be all the time.

    Liked by 1 person

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