Trip 26 Carp Fishing – 2020

Please note that this session was done before the current Corona lockdown.

Location – School Lake

Hours – 3.5 Hrs

Please note that this session was completed before the current Coronavirus lockdown.

With a few hours of work done and a few hours free before the kids get home, it’s time for some bank time.

And I was soon at the School Lake – and then heading back home to collect my Ridgemonkey bucket that has everything in it! Doh!  Luckily, I only live about 10 minutes away and I was back in no time.  This did give me the time to contemplate my opinions, there was a fellow angler in the hot swim and one up by the island.  So my opinions were plentiful, but limited, as I didn’t fancy going to my normal area or fishing open water just yet.  I had a look at the top end of the lake and the lilly’s were starting to show, this was brilliant news as I love putting large PVA bag in amongst them.  I didn’t fancy casting them across the lake, as I like being quite accurate with my baiting still.  So, by sitting on the other bank, dropping the bags into the margins and then scattered tiny handfuls of pellets and broken boilies about, hopefully, any passing fish would get their heads down for a quick feed.

I very nearly moved around noon as the man who was fishing the island end of the lake headed home.  But, I thought I needed to stick with this and see how things pan out and I was rewarded by a bream at just after 1330. Which was nice.  I managed to unhook it in the margins and quickly get that rod back out.  Ironically, a carp rolled near my spot as I was rebaiting the rod, but with an hour left on the packing up time clock, there is a good chance of a carp.

I was very hopeful after seeing another carp, but it was not to be

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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