Trip 88 Carp Fishing- 2017


For the first time in a very long time (probably since early July), I am out for a few hours in the day time.  As luck would have it, I was down the lake by 0910.  I had the knowledge that I normally get a run between 0945 & 1045 from this swim.  Being Tuesday, the lake had a few people on it, so I thought I would give it until around 1130 and if no joy, move into the day bay ( if no one else turned up).

Let’s see what happens!  I have made up a stick mix with a few Spotted Fin products, I will do a blog about this in the future. I don’t wish to put any pressure on feeding time, with a load of bait going out.  Both rod’s have a Ronnie Rig on, with a bottom bait and the other with a snowman rig.

With no joy by 1100, I was off looking for another likely spot.  A nice warm wind was blowing into this bay, I certainly fancied my chances.  I had not seen or heard a fish at the other end of the lake.  So even if I blanked, it would give me some idea of any other area the carp may be in.

One rod is along the right hand tree line and the other is in open water.  This is where I had a fish the other week, no change in tactics on the bait front.

With only a liner and a rod tip knock to excite me today (I also had a numb bum from sitting on my bucket as the chair is safely in my garage at home).  About 30 minutes to go, I was still feeling hopeful and I still had seen no real signs of carp.  There were 3 anglers around the complex, setting up.  This may well have kept the carp hidden away.

Unfortunately, no luck today

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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