Trip 99 Pike Fishing- 2017

I am trying to do one trip a week on the Meadow lake after these allusive pike, well the big girls anyway.

I have gone for the same swim as last week, purely because of the two pike takes I had.  I spotted the bream when I was fishing over night on Saturday after the carp.

I have done away with the drop off bobbins as I had two dropped pick ups after the line was pulled out if the clip.  So, I have moved on to a very technical set up of rolled up cardboard!

If you wondered why I am using a pod, it’s because of the hard gravely bank.  It’s just quicker and quieter to use the pod.

Isn’t wildlife fantastic this time of the year?  With only the odd twitch from the pike rods and not a single pick up today, it was soon time to head home.


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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