Trip 9 Pike Fishing- 2020


Location – Waterworks Lake

Hours Fished – 5rs

I’m back out after the Pike again and hopefully, I will be out for a couple of trips next week.  The conditions are a bit better – other than the wind.  I’ve been trying to catch some live bait, but with the restricted casting from the tree in my swim, it’s been problematic.

I’ve come to the same area and put the Deeper out for good measure.  Yep, the baitfish are still about and hopefully with some Pike mixed in.  I’m sure it’s not going to be that simple unless I catch the live bait, the Pike are less likely to pick up a dead bait when there is an abundance of fresh food.


I’ve moved along to the right, from yesterday’s swim, otherwise, the wind would be in my face and making casting harder.  Plus I feel I’m in a better area and today I will be sitting this one out in the same spot.

I’ve nearly come to the end of my session today, unfortunately not a bleep again and any signs of Pike.  We will keep on trying, it’s probably just one day next week, but we shall see.

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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