I’m sure most of you wonder if I write my blogs about each trip, at home after the session or as the trip progresses?
I love to write at the moment of the session. I think this brings out a better picture of the way I’m thinking at the time and how the trip is progressing and my emotions at the time. This particularly works well after catching a fish. I’m still high on the emotion of catching or the polar opposite if I’ve just lost one. Hopefully, you get that feeling as well. It can be hard work doing this and time consuming, but I think it also helps my fishing. As I write, I’m also thinking of the events and how I could have improved my chances of catching a fish and where I went wrong if I lost one or blanked. You get a better understanding of why and how you’re catching, along with taking way too many photographs. I have to sit back and focus on fishing. I sometimes I get drawn into writing too much!
I hope this helps to give you an understanding of how and when I write.
Until next time
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.
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I found this interesting, thanks! The opposite of me, I tend to keep a mental note of a few bits, jot it down in a journal when I get home or the following day, and then type it all up at a later date
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