Spotted Fin – Coarse- Catch Reports – Jan / 2019


Below are just a few of the fish landed on Spotted Fin Products

Spotted Fin – Catch Report – Jan 2019

Spotted Fin angler Richard Handel used prawn mounted on a Spotted Fin Turning Point hook to snaffle a trio of smashing perch after pre-baiting with chopped prawns. Do you pre-bait for predators? Find the Turning Point range at

Image may contain: 1 person, outdoor


Do you follow the crowd, or are you a pioneer? Spotted Fin anglers Rhian Bomber and partner Dave Grocer are currently exploring a South Wales river not known for it’s pike fishing, but a recent session saw four fish banked between them, and they are continuing their quest for a monster… good luck guys! Have you got a secret spot?

Image may contain: 1 person, tree, outdoor and natureImage may contain: 1 person, outdoor and nature


We’ve all seen the movie ‘Jaws’ and know how good a slick of ‘chum’ can be when fishing for predators, so here’s a top tip.
Cut up some soft fish such as sardine, add a glug of Spotted Fin Salmon Oil and mash in to a mush. Spoon it into some Spotted Fin pva mesh, then tie it up tight. The oil adds attractant, and prevents the pva melting before it hits the water; nick onto the point of one of your trebles. Add bait flag to stop it coming off, and when it dissolves, you are left with a super slick of predator pulling power! Try it and see! It worked for our man Clint this week with a 21lb 2oz croc slipping up!

Image may contain: 1 person, outdoor

New Spotted Fin Media Manager Richard Chapman has been on the River Dove in pursuit of chub, and managed a few bites from his banker swims! Great work Richard!

Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, outdoor and nature

A mid-week session saw #TeamFin angler Andy Beach back several carp to 20lb 2oz after fishing over a constant trickle of crumbed Catalyst and Smokey Jack 12mm boilies. Andy used Spotted Fin Caramel Cream wafters on the hook, and cast regularly until he found fish. Awesome work Andy!

Image may contain: 2 people, people smiling, outdoor, water and nature


SpF_Logo_Land COARSE.png

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
This entry was posted in Barbel Fishing, Chub Fishing, Course Fishing, Perch Fishing, Pike fishing. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.