Trip 66 Carp Fishing- 2017


Quick over nighter time again, the kids are on their Summer break, so it’s nights only for me (with the exception of the odd weekend if I am lucky).  I normally drive round the lake the same way every time and this time I didn’t.  The first swim I checked out, 2 fish immediately over a spot one of the Syndicate members told me about the other week.  So I sat down on the edge of the swim for a couple of minutes and sure enough there was another one.  Choice made.With a few Spombs of a mix of catalyst pellets and boilies over the spot, I was happy.  I flicked a pop & a wafters out there to keep my options open.Bit shocked by the lack of fish over night, given all the fish I saw when I arrived and later on on the evening.  I can’t believe I also didn’t catch any Bream as I was getting plenty of liners.  The only conclusion is that the fish were closer in than I first thought, hence the liners and no takes.  I would’ve thought that the fish would have moved onto the bait, however if there was still a good pile from the weekend that could account for it. 

With heavy rain on the way I was getting the kit in the car earlier than normal.

 

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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