Search

Trip No 3 for Pike 2016

Richard Handel
Created 2 years 103 days ago
by Richard Handel

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.

I am part of the promotional teams for the following company’s Bait-Tech, Godman Angling, Asso Fishing Line, Tf gear and Summit Tackle Stainless, which for me has been an amazing journey and great company’s to be working for.

Richard

Thumb Up Thumb Down Thumb Up: 0 Thumb Down: 0

  • Currently 0.00/5 Stars.


Tags:
Categories:
Views: 1059
Print

Trip 3

Today I am out again on the river after the pike.  The river is still in flood which limits the areas that I can fish, as the flood plans are full of water.

                                                     image

I arrived around 0930 and I was heading to the swim that I had previously fished.  Despite not catching last time, I still think this is a perfect Pike swim.

                                                     image

With the sun out, it was looking even better.  Both rod’s are being fished with deadbaits Mackerel and Herring being my choice today.

                                                    

Unfortunately no joy again.  I think I may try the lakes until the water level drops and clears up.

Until next time

 

Richard Handel - richardhandel.com/pike-fishing/ 





No Comments


You need to register to comment.