Trip No 53 Barbel Fishing (2015)

With all the house work done and the kids at school.  I popped down the river for a couple of hours today.  I was in search for that Barbel, which I am so desperate after.  Facebook is good,  but at the moment I keep seeing pictures of Barbel which is driving me mad (or driving me to go and catch one).



I have found a nice spot on a bed full of weed and a couple of carp, which I can’t resist having a go for.

I have managed to get some poloni boilies out without spooking them as well as my hook baits, which had two small bags of the micro pellets with my favourite Krill & Tuna oil.  I am just going to have to sit back and wait and see, as I dare not take a peek.  I don’t wish to spooke them away.  The area within this bend is quite large and I am hoping they don’t move off this end and up to the other.



I couldn’t resist a look and low and behold the carp where still mooching around the weed beds plus a very nice pike!  I will take note of this area for some winter pike fishing.  I also found a very nice area a few yards down stream, which will be a very interesting place to fish in the future.



Looking very pleasant, I must say, it’s a lovely river to fish.

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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