Trip 60 Carp Fishing – 2019


Location – Estate Lake

Hours Fished – 5hrs

Back from two nights on the big syndicate and the house husband stuff done.  I am trying to stick to my Monday day session on here, it’s just hard work after packing up at 6 am on the other syndicate.


I’m sticking to this swim all Winter, as it gives me easy access to bait up and fish from and it will simplify things if I can fit the odd night in as well.

I will stay on the same spots which I have baited twice since my last trip; once when I left and the other on Wednesday evening.  If I can stick to this routine, hopefully, I will start to get some results sooner rather then later.

Its noon time now and I have finally spotted a carp, it wasn’t too far away from my baited area.  They certainly don’t like to show themselves in here very much.  I had a look round the back of the island earlier on and I think there was fish at the back of the weed bed, but I was not going that far away from my rods.


I do hope I catch another one soon from the lake, otherwise, it’s going to be a long hard and slow Winter.

I knocked up another blank today.

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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