Trip 45 Carp Fishing – 2018

With the school holidays around the corner and my fishing being a bit limited then, I am back on the bank again – after the carp.


My swim of choice tonight was based on looking for another weed bed or the end of the one I was fishing last week.  That swim needed to be left alone for a bit now, the fish don’t like the pressure.  There’s not a great deal of weed in this lake.  At the moment, I feel that the fish may well be held up in it as it’s a good source of oxygen and shade in daylight hours.  The carp will move out at night as the weed stops releasing oxygen and starts absorbing it.  If I am lucky, they will not go far and hopefully start foraging for food.  I was using data I had recorded on my past trip over the winter from the Deeper Lake Book.


There was no need to get the deeper out, just flick the maker out in the right direction and the number of turns that I had calculated beforehand.



I am still using the 15mm Catalyst Wafters over a bed of Hemp and Tiger nuts with a few handfuls of catalyst boilies.  I am only putting a max of 10 Spombs over the area and fishing both rods 20ft apart.

My first rod was off about 2245 and with a bit of trouble getting the fish out the weed, I very soon had broken my duck in this swim with a nice 19lber.


As the night progressed, I, unfortunately, managed to loose another 2 fish in the weed.  This bed was certainly a lot thicker than the other one but I was still happy that the swim had produced 3 takes for me.


With the sun on its way up and fifteen minutes, until the alarm was due to go off, I was on the bedchair enjoying the view.

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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