One Of Those Nights

This was one of those nights you will never forget and you pray for. We all head out fishing hunting down that trip of a lifetime.

Well, it happened again.  Boy oh boy, this was a good one, there’s no better feeling then beating you last PB fish, even if it’s the only fish of that trip.

In the space of 12hrs, I managed to bank my first UK forty, a new PB mirror and then carried on to catch another 6 x 20.  This was also one more then my previous best of 5 and after a long spell of blanking and losing fish, I can’t believe it.  It will probably take a few days to sink in.


You just never know when it will happen again – tomorrow, in a year or two but this is what motivates us all to go fishing.

Full blog on that trip – Mega Trip

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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1 Response to One Of Those Nights

  1. 123mattyd says:

    Well done that man.

    Liked by 1 person

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