Trip 22 Carp Fishing – 2019

The weather has completely thrown me this trip!  I spent most of yesterday afternoon sorting my floater kit out.  Only to wake up with a clear blue sky, thinking this is perfect.  I then spotted a grey front moving down from the North and after checking on the weather apps again, oh joy it had changed.

When I arrived at the lake, the temperature had dropped to 7 degrees and it was 9am, it was probably warmer a 7am.

I was not 100% sure where to fish, but right on cue, a fish rolled on the bay area.  That was as good a place to start as any.


I picked a slightly different spot to set my rods up in and I also had my chair set up away from the rods.  It was also angled looking down the main body of the lake if I spotted any fish showing I would be on my way.

Since the last trip I have been doing some thinking and I need to step away from the mindset I have for my other lakes.  These have only been stocked recently and have been reared on pellets in a fish farm.

This is a real shame, I was looking forward to using some bread and one of my viewer’s had suggested Classic Corn.  I have tried casters in a bag a couple of times, but very it was expensive.

I have moved over to yellow baits today in the Frank Warwick range, a corn pop up and a pineapple pop up.  I think I need to ascertain their preferred colours.

It was not until the afternoon that I finally started to spot the odd carp in the upper levels amongst the weed.  They were clearly not interested in floaters yet, as I had put a few out about 1130, which are still about, but I think its worth a go with some bread.

They are different, not interested in floaters or bottom baits  They are much more happy sunning themselves, it finally made an appearance and definitely warmed up a lot.

I’m very much enjoying this new adventure, as it has revitalized my thought process regarding fishing and gets you thinking more about other waters I fish.

No joy today, but I have decided to go back here tonight, instead of my other water.  Once the clocks change, I will switch over more.

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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