Trip 59 Carp Fishing- 2021

It’s Monday again and I’m out on the School Lake. Apparently, the oxygen levels are low again, which is why the aerator is on. I was just about to go home and I decided to have a chat with one of the two guys fishing, you have no choice but to go through the gate to turn around. Whilst going there, I spotted a couple of fish crashing along the far bank, so, I carried on down and had a chat. I found out it wasn’t that bad and that the aerator was more of a precautionary measure. I’ve forgotten what percentage he told me, but during my chat a couple more showed, this could have been the issue last week and I don’t believe I spotted anything then. With this in mind, the barrow was out of the car and I was off down the bank to opposite where I had seen the carp.

Autumn Colour

One rod was up the margins to my left, with a couple of handfuls of pellets and some balled-up method-ready pellets. The other two were flicked over the other side, with a few boilies scattered along the margins to get any carp on the hunt. I’m being mindful of the situation and keeping the bait levels low.

My Friend

Better get some food out for the robin!

It’s just afternoon and still no action. I’ve been looking out for these carp, but still only seen them on the far margins. I’m thinking of a move, but I think I’m better placed here. I think if I get the chance to walk around here again this week, it may well be an option to look at the other end and try and spot them a bit more.

Stunning Colours

Despite the odd liner, it’s starting to look like a blank is on the cards today and with 30 minutes before pack-up time, I can only hope these carp fancy something to eat, in the small amount of time I’ve left.

Until next time




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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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