Trip 13 Pike Fishing – 2018

On the Hampshire Avon Today, with my friend Ian after the pike.  We are going to be roving around but will be using the Deeper Pro Plus to locate bait fish in any likely spots.

The first area yielded no pike, so we headed of down stream to another area we thought would be good.

We did find a very favourable spot which contained a lots of fish and a couple of very big readings.  The yellow areas are fish as I have turned off the fish icon to be able to learn and understand the sonar.

We ended up staying there as every time I ran the Deeper over the area, the fish were still there!  Around 1300, Ian’s rod was off and into a very nice pike but as luck would have it, the pike ejected the hooks.  To say he was not happy a happy camper was an understatement – that’s just the way it rolls sometimes.  We did prove that there was a pike in the swim and I am sure if it was not for the Deeper we would have moved on, which would have been silly as clearly there was bait fish and pike in that area.

Unfortunately no videoing today as the wind was too strong and in our faces.

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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