Trip 57 – Carp Fishing- 2017

My car had a puncture which needed fixing first thing on the Monday morning, so I was down to only two day trips this week.  This week I wanted to look at the river and I was also still after a carp from the margin swim I am a bit obsessed with.  As the weather was not too hot, I found myself tucked up in there today.

I sorted out the rod, put on a 15mm natural pop up, made up a bag of chopped boilies and a mix of catalyst pellets and lowered down on to the spot.

A friendly swan called by and I sat back (and waited) and enjoyed the view.

Had few more visitors.  With less than an hour before I was due to be off, I had only had a couple of Tench, this was a real pain.  The wind had died down and you could feel the heat in the air , so could the carp.  More and more of them were cruising around on the top.

Think I will be on the river for my next trip, hunting for the Carp as part of my quest to bag a lump from the Hampshire Avon.

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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