Trip 54 Carp Fishing – 2018

This weekend’s trip is a social one with my friend Ian.  It’s been over a month since our last trip out together.  After watching the fish last weekend and keeping an eye on the weather, we decided on a couple of swims we would like to get in.  With this choice, we could also double up in and lucky for us, our the first choice was free.  The swim of choice was the daisy field swim.  The wind will be pushing all weekend long into this area, we were very hopeful of a fish or 2 each.


We arrived just before 10am and I got to work on baiting the area very heavily with a mixture of Catalyst boilies and pellet (Betafin pellets, frozen krill, hemp, tiger nuts all soaked in Minamino of the past few days).  We knew the noise would push the carp away for the first evening and night but we were hopeful by the morning they would be back in the area searching for food (and there would be plenty).  The forecast for the next day was cloudy, overcast and windy, perfect for a few fish in the daylight hours. The pressure would also drop a bit, which will help.


The afternoon and night did past with no fish but as dawn arrived, there were a few fish starting to crash about – ever closer to out spots.  The conditions were looking perfect and fingers crossed the day would bring results.


As I was up early, I took the opportunity to re-bait my rods as they had been out since 11am yesterday morning with not a touch.  Once I had done this, within the hour, it produced my first take.  Not the biggest fish but a blank saver and my first carp of the trip.


I got the rod back out on the spot with another PVA bag filled with pellet and broken boilies.


And was very hopeful of another carp today.


It wasn’t long before the same rod was off again and produced another small common, can’t get away from them at the moment.


I rebaited and we sat watching the lake and around 3pm, Ian had his first fish and yet another small common was on the bank.


We then sorted all the rods out for the night, had some tea and a couple of glasses.  As the night progressed, the conditions got even better with a good wind blowing our faces and on any other lake, this would bring the fish over but not tonight and I was up earlier to head home for a couple of weeks of family time.


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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