Trip 49 Carp Fishing – 2018

With a break in the weather passing through this weekend, I was very keen to get on the lake.  With a few family things on, there was only one option – two quick overnights over the weekend.  The pressure had dropped a lot, plenty of strong winds due and loads of rain, it just had to get the fish feeding.


After a long look round and there were a few anglers with the same thought as me!  I settled on the middle part of the complex out on a point, however in the past I lost a few carp in the snags to the left.  I would be keeping well away from these, I feel there is no real point in losing carp for the sake of it and the potential of harming them.


I baited a new area to my right, which has produced fish in the past for me.  I flicked some bags on the stop, laid on my bed watching the world go by and the sun going down.


Hoping I had chosen the right spot (which I was sure I had) but it may be my next trip that produces some fish.  This is part of my baiting plan, as I would be back every other night for the next 3 trips out, well that’s the plan and we shall have to see how it works out.

With no carp the first night I was up early to head home for a family day out.

Until next time


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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 49 Carp Fishing – 2018

  1. Toggsy says:

    I’m one of those “brand sheep” you seem to be trying to shame into buying this bait. I’ll tell you why I won’t be buying it: a – it’s not in my local tackle shop so I can’t judge the quality for myself. B – no one I know has used it to recommend its any good. Endorsements by frank Warwick don’t mean much, he endorses EVERYTHING! And let’s face it you work for them so proberbly get it for free. C – compared to the brand I have used for over 10 years spotted Finn is EXPENSIVE!
    You’ll have to do a lot better to get me to join the revolution!
    Toggsy from yately


    • Hi Toggsy, wish I did get bait for free, I just was a turning point in my fishing when I was getting bait from another company and found out they had replaced the ingredients for cheap s**t, which explains why I was blanking so much and then tried this abd boom I was catch and after lots off call to other people I discovered they where good company to be associated with and as people read my blogs, they clearly need to understand why I catch fish and way I use this brand. It’s also not in my local tackle shops, I order on line like most thinks take nowadays. If you are catching I would certainly not change my bait, however if other are out fishing you, it’s worth a try and quality certainly cost these day. Kind regards Richard


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