Lockdown 3.0


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With the UK in another lockdown and this time fishing isn’t possible. Oh this has now changed to day fishing only, it will be a nice relief from home-schooling!  I have decided that I’m going to start posting old videos from when I started doing my blog.  Hopefully it may be funny and interesting to watch.

As we can now go for the day, I luckily I ordered so maggots and caster from Willy Worms before lockdown and nearly put them in the freezer.  But decided against that as it’s cold enough in my shed!  This was lucky and my originally plan was to going fishing this Friday and it now looks like I can!

My new adventure on a new syndicate will have to wait until lockdown is over as I feel its 23 miles too far away from my house.  In all honesty I’m feeling a lot happier that my family is all safely at home, with covid figures so high and rising by the day,  it’s the best place to be at the moment or by a peaceful stream.  We all just need to pull together on this, stick to the rules and with any luck we can enjoy our night fishing soon and even get away on holiday!

I will also see if I can find some old posts and photographs to post.

Just to give everyone something different to do/look at, until we can get back on the bank.

Richard

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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