Trip 64 Carp Fishing – 2019

Location – Estate Lake

Hours Fished – 5hrs

With another October rainy day forecast, it certainly wasn’t the weather for gardening – it’s now getting beyond a joke.  However, looking back to when I was younger and out fishing this time of the year, with generally pretty rubbish wet weather gear.  All I remember is that it always rains in October, no real change there then.


I’m on the Estate Lake for a few hours again, I have moved along a bit, to get to another spot on the dam end.  I’ve abandoned the overhanging bush for now as I haven’t seen or felt any signs of carp activity near there.  Same tactics as always here, big bags in the weed all with sorts, Ronnie rigs with different hook baits on until I can crack the code.


Trying out the Grizzyman Clothing Gorka suit today and wow I’m warm.  I am looking forward to some Winter days to really feel the benefits.

Just after noontime the rain finally stopped and half an hour later, the left-hand rod was off.  It was attached to a very unhappy carp, but unfortunately, the hook pulled out, as the carp had found a good clump of weed.  It is not a complete disaster, I did get a take from a spot I have been baiting up and there was at least one carp down this end of the lake.


I’ve got just over an hour left to go, so you never know…  Sometimes you get lucky, I was no soon into another carp and this one made it to the net.  I think I was unlucky with the first take as this one easily came out of the weed, must have been more of an obstruction down there.


12lb 10oz Mirror

Not the biggest but well deserved I must say.  Two takes from the area of the lake I’m baiting has really put my confidence up in what I’m doing by baiting an area that the carp are not always in.  It’s about making life easier over the Winter months on miserable days.  Let’s hope this is the start of something good.

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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