Trip 41 Carp Fishing – 2017


After feeling I wasn’t really on the fish recently.  I really need to check out another part of the lake that I had neglected for sometime.  This was mostly due to feeling confident where I was.  So, I headed off for a walk with the gear.

There was still that cold Northerly blowing into my face but I needed to disregard that, as I was able to cast into a sheltered part if the lake.  I was only going to be baiting one area, as that was the only one in catapult range, I was certainly not going to be spombing out bait for a 4 hour trip.  Both rods were fished along the tree lined margins, one with a Frank Warwick  Marsala pop up and the other with a natural pop up.  This rod also had a few boilies and Pellet over the top, within 30 minutes I was into my first fish.

A very hard fighting Common, it had a big tail, so it gave me a run for my money.  With the photos done and the rod back out, I sat looking at the lake hoping to find some fish in open water.  I will be back again tonight and there is no way I will be able to fish this spot at night, I would no doubt lose them all.  Not before too long the same rod was off again and that turned into a fight and a half, the fish nearly made it into the snags a few times, before it graced the net.

22lb 3oz Common

Not bad going for 2 hours fishing.

Unfortunately, still not seen any signs in open water

I have got the marker rod with me and my plan is to have a flick about with that before I go.  Not sure I will bother as I don’t really want to disturb the area.

With the sun coming out, it was feeling a bit like Summer. What a fabulous few hours today.

Until next time

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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