Trip No 10 Pike Fishing (2016)

I am back out on the lake (again), as the river is still too high for me to get anywhere good for Pike fishing.


However, I am quite enjoying fishing the lake and I may stick it out here until the middle of February.


Two Robins sat on my rod’s, I just love his time of year, as the wildlife is so friendly or brave (hungry).

Both rod’s are being fished at range near a bar.  I am hoping the fish are held up for the Winter as the cold weather has finally arrived.



Godman Angling solu-ties are a perfect way to stop the lead from flying up the line.  I like to have as little resistance as possible and on the big casts the lead will always fly up the line.  I don’t like using heavy leads and these things solve this problem perfectly.


Just fed my Robin for the day.

With no signs of Pike after two hours, I moved out onto the end of the point.


We will see what happens here, to my left there is a lovely deep margin and a small plateau out in front of me.  Both perfect spots for bait fish to be.

Unfortunately, no Pike again today.

Will try another area of the lake on my next trip out, just need to track the bait fish down.

Until next time


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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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