Trip No 7 Hampshire Avon

This trip I was taking a guest, with the aim of catching him his first Chub.  I pick him up at about 6pm and we drive down to the river.  I already had a swim in mind and with a quick walk across the fields, we were there.  Having fished this area before and had a few Chub I put my friend in the best spot, which was a nice deep hole with a back eddy.

We were using Gulp Bait Red Crustacean Boillies with pellet and Bait Tec Hemp and after about an hour he was starting to get some knocks.  Unfortunately, the weed caused some issues and he had to recast a bit until the best area to avoide the weed flow and about 30 min after that he had is first Chub.20130722_204130 The first of 2 x 5lb + Chub that he had (his first ever & biggest fish)


and a nice sunset as well.  I did have my rods out, however, as I was aiming to get my friend some Chub I was not really concentrating and blanked myself.  This did not matter at all as he & I  were very pleased, which is was it’s all about.  It’s nice to escape the world some times and help someone to enjoy the pleasure of fishing.

Till next time


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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