Trip 2 Feeder Fishing – 2020


With another opportunity to get out on the bank, the wife was able to do the home-schooling and the weather had also improved from constantly raining.

I headed out and after looking at 2 lakes, which had a few too many people on for my liking, I found one that was completely empty, but it would be hard going, I felt.

I decided that it would be a better option to put a float rod as well as my normal one.  I baited two spots along the dam wall and put the feeder rod off to my right and had the float just off to my left.  I had baited with a mixture of live and dead maggots, a few casters and a small handful of method ready pellets.  I was pretty much after anything that came along and picked up my bait!

I was just enjoying being on the bank for a few hours.  I may consider going after the carp on the School Lake at some point.  However, I’m quite enjoying going back to my roots, despite the hard going at the moment.

I switched from maggot, casters and Go2 8mm dumbells, in the hope something would fancy a nibble.  I had a couple of bites on single maggots from tiny fish that my size 18 didn’t hook and I retrieved a half sucked maggot, for my efforts.

My Irbis suit was doing its job perfectly.

I was planning on staying until 3pm and head home to help sort out tea and play yet more Minecraft with the kids.

Not bad for a beginner, but it could be time to get back on the bank soon before I build a whole container port!

My trip for this week was soon over, however being outside for those few hours certainly helps the mind.

Until next time

Stay safe

Richard

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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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