Trip No 29 Pike Fishing (2016)

I have decided to do something that I have not done for over 25 years and that’s to go Pike fishing over night.


I have picked this swim, it’s the only swim I have consistently had Pike from.  I have been chopping up my old dead baits and pre-baiting this area.


I think this is my best option and with probably only a few sessions left before I start on the Carp, we will just have to see.

I moved the rod’s before night fall to give me a bit of space.


Unfortunately, no joy overnight or this morning, back on days for the last few Pike trips.

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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2 Responses to Trip No 29 Pike Fishing (2016)

  1. will Fensom says:

    Been following your epic quest for the elusive monster pke with great interest, it mirrors a season I had many years ago after a certain big pike in Aldersonn Lake, the GAPS water. Loads of sessions, ultimately fruitless, but served me well for learning the art of persistent perseverance! Would love to say I went on and caught it the following season but sadly it died before I got to grips with it, but it did set me up for a fantastic pike season on Weybread Ocean….adversity makes us learn! Good luck with the remainder of the quest!


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