Trip 12 Carp Fishing- 2019

After the weekend’s bad luck (or poor choice of a swim).  I am thinking its more about the weather and when the fish where there.  I was unfortunate with the rain, which clearly put them off.


Armed with the information from the weekend, I’ve set myself up for a few hours in what was the most productive area.  Would be silly not to!


I’m also only using single bright wafters from the Frank Warwick range which Spotted Fin do.  I’ve picked Miracle Berry and Masala, which have worked well for me before.  Both rods are along the righthand treeline.


There is a gap into the sanctuary area and some very nice overhangs to place your baits. I am hoping that the carp with be moving about, there is a lot more sunshine about today and is forecast to stay like this for some time.  This may start to bring on Spring.

My first take happened just before noon and to the Miracle Berry rod.  I had a hard fight to maintain the pressure on, to keep the fish from finding any snags – it’s quite deep water.  If they can gain a bit, they can find the snags and with the wind at the weekend I was hoping for no new ones!  The fight was soon under control and I could play the fish normally and slid it nicely into the Nsr ( Net, Sling, Retainer).  I left the fish happily in there knowing it would come to no harm.  I sorted out my camera, scales and lifting bar, find them much easier at my age!


Very happy with that and just 1oz over the 19lb mark.  With 2 hrs left on the clock, I soon had the rod back out on the spot again.

With my kit half packed away, the same rod ripped off again and another hard fight was underway, but not for long.  The fish was under my control and then safely in the net.


Another fish banked on the miracle berry wafters.


Very happy with that and my first twenty of 2019


There was no time left, it was just before 2pm when the take happened and I need to be back home for the school run.

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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