Trip 50 Carp Fishing – 2019


After the disaster of 3 nights blanking over the weekend and Mondays being my dedicated day for fishing, it was a hard push to motivate myself.  But after a night at home, I was full of the fighting spirit again and my plan was to fish the Estate Lake.

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Having in mind the stealthy approach, I decided my baiting pole would be the best method.  It would certainly cause less disturbance when casting PVA bags into the weed.

I poled one bait out to the clear area where I had been fishing on my short evening trips.  I was using a large PVA bag filled with Betafin & Catalyst + Smokey Jack pellets.  These were filled with Catalyst syrup, an 18mm wafter and a 12mm Catalyst pop on.  The hooks I’m using are size 4 turning point hooks to combat the weed.  I like to balance the bait with the size of the hook.

I repeat this process with the other rod.  I was also loading up the bait spoon with a load of my standard feed mixture.  This was all I was going to do until I had a carp, the other rod was placed on a hole in the weed where I’d previously fished.

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All I planned doing now was to sit back, watch and wait.

As 9pm drew ever close, I had been here for nearly 12 hrs with no action.  I was pretty surprised at this as I stayed tucked away under the bivvy watching through the mozzie panels.  I was hoping this approach would lead them into thinking there was no one on the lake.  Let’s hope night time brings me some luck.

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Well, the night passed by with no signs of carp, no crashing, they just melted away as always.

Until next time

Richard

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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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