Trip 56 Carp Fishing- 2017

With the conditions just perfect for carp fishing, I just had to get out for a quick over nighter.  I headed back to the area I had been fishing the previous time, but there was another angler giving it a go there.  So I headed over to the other point swim to approach the fish from a different angle.  I had thought on the way down here that it just may be a better option.

I had made one change to my approach this time, instead of both rod’s on pop ups.  I had switched over to a 15 mm Catalyst Wafters, as last year the fished moved off pop ups onto bottom type baits as the season progressed.

With the sun setting, I got under my bed chair cover and laid there just watching last light arrive and drifted off to sleep.  It turned out to be quite a long sleep, as the fish where clearly not playing the game.  Not a single bleep in the night, I was very shocked and a bit dumbfounded as to what went wrong.  The fish must have moved out of this area since my last trip.  But where to? is the big question.  An early reel in and a look round the lake before heading home was clearly in order.

It looked the perfect spot and the conditions where looking good.

Until next time


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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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