Trip 56 Carp Fishing – 2018

With the wife off all week, as the eldest starts senior school.  I was able to fit another night in, without having to pack up at early o’clock.  Which is nice!  It gives me a chance of a carp or two, to be honest – one carp would be nice at the moment.  If it’s not too much to ask something over twenty would also be nice.


I arrived just after 1pm and I was the only one here.  This never helps in swim choice!  I  was looking for something different to fish this time.  A swim or an area that doesn’t get fished or even a spot in a swim which is overlooked.  This maybe where these bigger fish could be hiding out.


I armed myself with my deeper and headed off.  Much to my surprise, the third swim I looked in produced a fantastic margin spot, the water level is down by nearly 2ft.  This was going to be my choice today and I certainly must remember this for next season when the water is back up.  It’s also on the north bank and very sheltered from the wind.


I set myself up about 20ft from my rods, which were just poking over the edge of the lake.  I put a lot of bait along the margin shelf and at the bottom of the shelf.  I was going to be fishing both rods, as it was quite a big area.

Once I was all done, I also mapped out the other side of the point as the wind was pushing from the south and I could flick the Deeper out and let it drift across the lake with no disturbance at all.


The pressure was up and the sun was out, it was going to be a warm night, not the best conditions but you have to be in it to win it.


Around midnight, I had a few liners and I was very confident I may well have a take but by 0830 with still no sign of a carp and a very peaceful night it was time to pack up and head home.

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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