Trip 58 Carp Fishing- 2017

With a break in the heatwave we’ve been having.  The wind was picking up and there was even some cloud cover.  I very nearly stayed at home this weekend but as we all know, effort equals rewards.  I just felt the need to be on the bank.  I can do 2 nights but I am not sure yet if I will, I feel I am in the right spot and the conditions are in my favour.  The weather forecasters have said there will be a swing in the wind, we shall just have to see tomorrow.

What a view!  My left hand rod is an underarm cast, away to the left on a gully which runs past the swim and round the corner into a small bay area.  I have not baited this spot, I am just fishing with a big bag of pellet, broken boilies and a mix of spotted fin liquids.  I have done this as I feel it’s more of a patrol route than a feeding area.  The other rod is 30/40 yards out on the bottom of the margin self just into the silt bed.

My mix of broken boilies and mix sized pellets – all soaked in Minamino & Betafin.  This rod I am fishing a Wafters over, however the margin rod has a Natural Pop Ups on.

Well, the night past with no action what so ever.  This was a big surprise, there were plenty of fish crashing around in the bay to the left of me.  Mr & Mrs Carp were certainly not moving out into the main body of the lake.  I was left scratching my head at this point, what to do next?.

I have the swim until around 1130 and reeled in.  I looked around the complex and decided to head home.  I was going to have some fun in the garden with the kid’s and have a BBQ instead.

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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