Trip 4 Carp Fishing – 2017

It’s been a week since my last trip (sounds like a confessional!), my dad has been down looking at options on where to live or if he fancies staying in Wales.  It has been a fruitful week in this respect and it has done him a world of good.  This is great news and has helped me lots as well.  But I now need to go and fish!

I’ve decided that Sunday nights are back in order.  After a nice big 40+ came out the other week, the weekends have gone a bit crazy.  I’ve found Sunday & Monday night to be very productive in the past, as the pressure from the weekend is released.

In all honestly, I didn’t really have a clue where to fish, as most swims had been fished over the weekend.  Also the lake was not looking particular fishy – probably as there were still a few anglers about.  We shall see if anything shows as night falls.

I opted for a swim which had some deep water and a good view of the lake.  I needed to get back in tune with it.

I was using 12mm  Catalyst pop ups on both rods.

One had a double hook bait and the other with an Evolution Carp Tackle maggot cluster.

Perfect combination of products.  I then Spombed out a small amount of  Spotted Fin new Pva friendly particles, with some 10mm catalyst boilies.  These had been soaked on the food dip, for a bit of added attraction.  This was all just in time before the rain arrived, which I was unaware that it was forecast, I was hoping for a bit of sunshine for once.

With no a sign of a carp, the night was very blowy night and it was also very warm , I was very hopeful.  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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2 Responses to Trip 4 Carp Fishing – 2017

  1. Cole55 says:

    Hi there,,
    I think as a good son you should advise Papa to buy a smallish Wooded Estate with a mature secret lake then you could become his Carer,
    No disrespect intended
    Tight Lines.

    Liked by 1 person

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