Trip No45 River Fishing (2014)

Unfortunately, with work and other things, I have not been out for some weeks.  As I am taking a guest on the river in a week’s time,  I thought it best I take a look.  My only free day was going to be hot and sunny.  This weather is a bit odd, today is the 1st of November and it’s 8am and I am sitting in my t-shirt!  Can’t complain, however, this is going to make the fishing hard work,  but lovely and warm  ; -).


My first choice of swim, was in deeper water and as the sun was shining bright all day,  I though it a good place to start. There was a bit of colour in the water, after all the rain we have had.  Saying this, the water level had dropped as there had been little or no weed growth this year (this is due to all the flooding we have had over the past two winters).


After 4 hours without any signs of fish, I ended up spending 4 hours looking around the whole syndicate from top to bottom.  I have found some very interesting areas for this Winters pike fishing trips and some carpy looking areas too.  Unfortunately, no signs of barbel and by this time I had knew it was time to head home.

Taking a good look round, will help you to gain more knowledge of you water and has great benefits to your 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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