Trip 93 Pike Fishing – 2017

With the temperatures dropping and we’ve had a couple of frosts, it’s time to squeeze in the odd pike trip.

The sun is trying its hardest to break through the morning mist.

I’ve flicked a couple of free lined dead baits out, injected with Spotted Fin salmon Oil, for some added attraction.  I have gone for this area as, the other week, my friend and I where watching the a shoal of bream being hit by pike.  Let’s hope they are still about today.

One rod was left out in a likely area for the whole time.  The other rod was cast out and reeled in a few feet every so often, I find this method can pay off sometime.

Just after noon time a Jack must of had a go at the bait (by the size of the bite marks on the dead bait).  It managed to avoid the trees which is never a bad thing when Jack pike are concerned.  I think I have managed to cut myself on them over the year’s, more than larger pike.

The sun has finally made it out.  That took a bit longer than I thought it would today.

Just as I was about to reel in, the same rod was off and it turned out to be another Jack, probably the same one that dropped the bait, earlier on in the day.

Until next time


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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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