Trip 40 River Fishing – 2018


Well, June 17th has come around for another year and it’s time again for me to have a go after the ever elusive Hampshire Avon Barbel.  This year, I’m going to try more than my normal few trips out on the river.  This has clearly contributed to my lack of success.

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Being my first trip for over a year, I only forgot my catapult and some PVA mesh which is not bad.

I’m fishing on a nice big bend and other one round to my right.  This is where I have dropped in some Hemp and a few crushed Smokey Jack boilies.  The other rod is being fished on the crease line at the edge of a deep bowl in the river also with Smokey Jack boilies.

Do love the wildlife you get to see on the river bank.

I moved to swim just before 1130 and found this lovely spot but no knock or bits for me today.

Until next time

Richard

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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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