Trip 16 Carp Fishing – 2021

After yesterday results, I was feeling very keen to get back down the lake (this is a good sign for me at the moment).

I arrived down at just after 8am and a few minutes behind another angler.  He was heading for the island, but this still gave me the opportunity to get back into the same swim.  The conditions are similar to yesterday, you just never know.  I was unable to get any freebies out before I left yesterday, as there was another angler present and I just don’t feel its right to bait up in the same area of the lake as someone else.

I was adopting the same tactics as yesterday and hopefully things will go my way.

Very strange today – I’ve had no liners or seen any carp.  It could be that there are 5 anglers on here today, all well spread out and not interfering with each other.

I only spotted one carp and that was under the tree where I was fishing close to, but that is where it was staying.

I had absolutely no action at all, amazing what a day can do to change the lake.  May be the extra anglers or the pending pressure change overnight.  What ever the reason they clearly where no having it and as far as I could tell, no one had a touch.

Until next time

Stay safe








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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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