Trip 106 Carp Fishing – 2017

As the mild spell is still continuing there is a real chance that the carp will be feeding for a prolonged periods.  I may have a chance of picking one up.

With no joy the other night, I have headed up the other end of the lake, in the hope of hearing something which will give me an insight to where the carp are.

With the arrival of my Evolution Carp Tackle stuff today, I set about changing over one rod.

I am hoping this combination or products with bring me a few fish over the coming months.  I am still sticking to the Catalyst Boilies on the other rod.  I also have the up most confidence in to catch carp.  It’s now the age old quest – I just need to find the fish!  I also hope they feed at night, as that’s when I do most of my fishing this time of the year.  The kids are now on Christmas break with festivities spread over a few days.  I am also sad to say my mum’s funeral is also upon us as she past away the other week.  Life does go on (as they say) and children love this time of year and we must not let it effect them to much.

Both rod’s have tiny Pva Bags filled with a mix of catalyst Pellets and Betafin Pellets Soaked in Minaminos for added attraction.  Which can only help at this time of the year.

With a couple of bleeps early on the the night, I was hoping they might develop into something – this turned out to be not the case.  The rain is due to arrive some time through the night (which was not forecast), my confidence has faded a bit and a wet pack up was looming (which is nice).  I’ve not had one of them for a long time, so better not complain about that.

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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