About Me


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.

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 in may 2015, 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 own a small Tackle business and make a bit of a name for myself in the world of fishing, as I have retired from real work, other than I started a Gardening Business, which has taken off very well and I am able to fit fishing in nicely around it.

I am part of the promotional teams for the following company’s Spotted Fin, , Asso Fishing Line,  which for me has been an amazing journey and great company’s to be working for.



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3 Responses to About Me

  1. skipmars says:

    Thanks for dropping by my writing website and appreciating Winter of the Best Snow. Not a fisherman myself in the States. I pier fished off the coast of NC one day, and an old angler gave me one of his catch, which I proudly took home.
    Here’s the closest I come to fishing:


  2. Damian says:

    Just got to say I like you everyday updates and admire your effort (and luck that you can be on the bank so much). Carry on we need more people like you in the angling world


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