Trip 103 Pike fishing- 2017

I am after the pike again today (this time on the lake) and if I am lucky I may well spot some carp.  It’s been sometime since I have been here and I need to get some insight before I come again.

The swim choice was going to be easy, I needed to be behind the wind, I am planning on getting a bait out, on a drift float.  This is something I have been trying to do for years.  However, when the wind is in the right direction for the big open water swims, there is normally a carp angler the swim I want to go for.  Lucky me, today it’s the perfect opportunity as I am the only one on the lake.

The Salmon Oil is doing its job today.  Let’s hope the pike are about to pick up the scent.  I have gone for herring & mackerel dead baits as normal.

Well, despite seeing the odd bream roll and smaller bait fish, I didn’t get a sniff of a pike.

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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