Trip 89 Carp Fishing- 2017

It’s that Thursday evening feeling!  Kids dropped off – let’s go!  However, half way there, the wife calls and she is stuck in a big traffic jam!  Oops, bit of a panic on and updates every 10 minutes, a friend was on standby to do the pick up.  I was also on stand by to come back from the lake.  It was a close call but she made it, only 1 hrs 15 minutes to make a 25 minute journey.

No mucking about this week, only the rods out, the car wasn’t far away and a fair bit of panicking going on.  This was the best option and the fact there where carp topping, this made me feel a lot happier and even more so after the last phone call, to say she had got there.

I put both rods on the same area, Spombed out a kilo of Smokey Jack boilies, one rod had a 20 mm bottom bait and the other had a 15mm wafter on the other rod.  I set up camp and all before darkness.  Let’s hope my luck carries on into the night.

I woke up around 0130, the wind had picked up and the water was lapping up against the side of the swim.  I was wondering where the carp had gone, I had been very confident of a take before midnight, now it was all very peaceful out there.  Fingers crossed for the remaining 4 hrs.

It’s just gone 5 am, the conditions are perfect and there have been a fair few carp crashing about in my general area.  I am still ‘happily’ blanking and now I’m thinking this could be my second blank of the week.  It has just started to rain and the wind has picked up again, let’s hope this stirs them up into moving on to my baited area.

Unfortunately it was not to be.

Until next time



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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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