Trip 4 Carp Fishing – 2021


I’m out again, after my success the last time and with the weather conditions more favourable, there is no chance of a frosty nights, so I hopefully may get an idea of where the carp are held up,.  There’s one other angler on here and he is by the island, which is a prime spot for a bait and my help me by pushing the carp down a few swims.  I’ve set up in an area which has produced carp for me many times before and gives me a good view looking down the lake, so I can spot any carp and move if I feel the need to.

I’m using 12mm PPS on one rod and a 12mm Masala on the other, pink and yellow appear to be the go 2 colours, but I’m trying to find another colour flavour that will take over and help me find the bigger carp that are in here.


It’s just after noon, there has been no action and no signs of any carp.  There’s a couple of lads who have turned up, this will reduce my moving options, but it will certainly get some bait out there and get the carp moving – if not today, may be in the next few day’s.

I’m probably going to stick with this swim, unless anyone goes home before me and there is a good chance of a carp if I move swims.

That was that.  Not a single line bite.  I do believe that the better swim was taken by the angler who arrived before me, but that fishing for you.

Until Next Time

Stay Safe


About richardhandel

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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