Trip 3 Carp Fishing- 2017

It has been a bit too long between trips, I had a very ill daughter for a week and I then managed to pick up the flu again, which finished me off for another week. Last week, I had family stuff to do.  I was going regardless of the weather, the god of fishing was not listening to this and the weather took a noise dive!

Effort = reward as they say.  Luckily I had the chance to drive around mid morning today, so I had a good look and a chat if anyone was about.  There was not a soul who was crazy enough.  I had decided on the bank I needed to fish based on the wind direction.  This gave me plenty of swims to choose from when I got back around 7 pm.

Morning arrived, with no action in the night.  I set about positioning the rods for the next 24 hours.  After markering around for just under an hour, I was happy with two spots, they were quite close to each other but at varying depths.

This will hopefully attracted a carp into picking up my hook bait – a FW medical berry wafter with a washed out maggot cluster.  The other rod has a Masala  Pops ups pop up on, I am going for a bit of colour this weekend and I have also Spombed out a small amount of Spotted Fin new particle range.

With that combination I am hoping to tempt a fish or two.  I even got a bit of sunshine!

Was hoping for a bit more to warm up the tree line this afternoon.

With no joy over night it was time for a wet pack up.

No carp this time out but it was very nice to be back on the bank again.

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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