Weather & River Information

The below links and Apps, will help to keep you a head of the game.


I use 3 different weather reports and I am guided by the 2 which show the same information.  Ihave find these was very trustworthy.

(1) BBC Weather (


The BBC also have a rain rader, which keeps track of where it has rained.  This is not a prediction, but is real time and I find this a great help.

Rain Radar (

bbc rain

(2) The Met Office (


The Met office also have a rain radar, which keeps track of where it has rained.  Again this is real time and I have also found this a great help.

Rain Radar – (


This you can zoom in and out of.

(3) Metcheck (



River Levels

The Enviroment Agency has a great website, which allows you to look up the river levels on most UK river’s.  (

ea river level



Mobile Phone Apps

I also have the Met Office weather forecast on my mobile phone.

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 All these can give you a indication of wind/rain/pressure and many other things which will help you get the edge to catch more fish!

Moon Phase


I am not one for the phases of the Moon, as I only get a small opportunity to go fishing each week (and I have to go).  However, I do belive that the above makes a big difference to which part of the lake you should head for.

 Hope this has helpped.


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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