Trip 8 Perch Fishing – 2019

I am loving the Perch fishing, you need less kit and time.  It may even teach me to take less carp fishing!  But that’s not possible.


I have come back to my local lake and my first port of call is the pads swim by the bridge.  This is the most productive spot so far for me, it has plenty of features and a few good signs of baitfish for the Perch this morning.



I am sticking to the prawns, simply because I forget to dig for worms yesterday and the ground is frozen solid in my garden this morning – not very organized for me.  These things happen.


After about an hour and a half, with a twitch to my left-hand rod in the first 20 minutes, I was very hopeful. But it was time to move on.


My second swim gave me plenty of options but the buzzers stayed silent.  As before I, flicked the jig rod about before I moved on to my next and last swim.  Some heavy rain is due and with no brolly with me, I just don’t fancy getting wet.


It was not long before I received a twitch on the left-hand rod, fingers crossed something will turn up and I will bank a nice perch today.

Despite best efforts today, it was not meet to be.

Until next time


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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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