Trip 26 Carp Fishing- 2018

With the family away last week, I am limited to one night only this week.  But with the high temperature, it may not be a bad thing.

There were a few anglers about as it’s Thursday night.  However, after a look about, I headed to one of my favorite swims.  I got the Deeper out to check it, I wanted to find a gully I like fishing.  With such a variation in the depth here (more to the point), you need to find the gully, where the carp move along.

A gradual slope leading down to 4ft+ and then up to 3ft

It does this very quickly.

I have baited up with two bags filled with micro pellets, crushed boilies and added a mixture of spotted Fin liquids.

Rod one has a 15mm Smokey Jack wafter on and the other has a 15mm FW Masala pop up.  I did well last year on this.

We shall see.  It was all peaceful until around 3 am when the right-hand rod was off.  It was attached to a very unhappy low double.  It was safely returned and the rod was back on the spot.  Within the hour it was off again also with a low double figured common.  I was very glad to see the fish have started to feed.  Mind you, with the water temperature rising, they had no option really.

It’s certainly a perfect morning for it – shame I have to head home in a few minutes.

Third fish of the night and all around this size.  They do motor around with tails as big as this.  With all stuff packed away and one rod on the ground, it was off for the fourth time!  Another similar sized fish, not bad going after last week’s struggle.

This is what keeps us keeps us coming back for more.

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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