Trip 84 Carp Fishing – 2019


Location – School Lake

Hours Fished – 5hrs

I’m back on the school lake today for a few hours gardening and the pads have completely gone.  We are now getting frosty mornings, Winter has set in.  It’s time to be a bit more mobile in my approach and may start using the Deeper to find their secret hideaway.

After seeing absolutely no signs of Carp, I’ve set up in peg 10, it has been the most productive area and I can see a large part of the lake.  Hopefully, I will spot something to move on to, the opposite bank does get the morning sunshine.


By 2pm there had been no signs of Carp and I’d not moved swim, there had been a couple of other anglers walking around and setting up.  They had also not seen a thing.  I had recast and changed over to different color pop-ups, but still no action.  My next trip, I will be changing one rod over to Catalyst wafter, I had had a couple of single bleeps and that was that.

Winter has certainly arrived and it’s going to be hard work at times.

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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