Trip 108 – Carp Fishing- 2017

This is it, my last trip of 2017 – I just had to have another go before the year is out.  Clear the mind before the New Year starts.  As the mild weather is still about, I was off down the lake for one last go after the carp.  There is a weather front moving through tonight with a load of wind and rain (which will be fun), still not 100% sure if the fish like the heavy rain, more of the not opinion at the moment.

I have gone for this swim purely because I spotted a fish top here on my last trip – it’s the one in the video.  The left hand rod is more or less where I think the fish was and the right hand one is a similar distance out.  I did dump some bait here before I left the other week, however the bank has seen some angler pressure, as you can tell from the picture.

With this in mind, I am only using large Pva Bags filled with Betafin Pellets Soaked in Minamino for added attraction.  As always, you need to give yourself the extra edge, I have also added a load of liquid into the bag.

With the sun going down, I sat and watched the water until the rain arrived just after 6 pm.  Time for a few leftovers from Christmas and a glass of red wine to wash it all down.  Let’s see what the night brings (other than the rain and wind), a nice lump to end the year on would help.

The wind and rain did arrive big time about 9 pm and continued until well past the wee small hours, when I finally got some sleep.  The Delkims did they job in the wind and not a single bleep was heard all night long. I had a very boggy pack up and headed home to ring in the New year.

Until next time

Happy New Year Folk’s


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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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