Trip No 132 Pike Fishing (2016)

With the weather looking settled for a good week or two, this year I will be able to track down a nice PB Pike (hopefully).

This is my second trip out and I have moved to another area of the river.  I am planning on doing this a bit, until I find the perfect area.  I may well start to do a bit of prebaiting.

At the moment I am using deadbaits, mackerel on one rod with Sardines on the other. I am also injecting them with SpottedFin Salmon oil to boost the attraction levels o.

As my time is limited to 4 hours, I don’t plan on moving around unless I see any real signs of Pike movement.  I will just concentrate on one area at a time and hopefully track down a nice new PB for myself this year.  I am not forgetting about the Carp (like I did last year), I intend to do a couple of trips each week for them as well, until the lakes freeze over, which I think is a real possibility this year.

I had a move of swim for the last hour, with a bait in front of the reed’s, I was feeling very confident.

It was certainly a pleasant few hours out, unfortunately no joy, this time.

Until 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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