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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

Oh Fishing Again


After a lost fish on my day session, I am back out for another go tonight. Advertisements

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Bit Fresh Out


Back of the wind and on the sunshine today, fingers crossed.

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I Find Myself Here Again


Let’s hope tonight bring some luck my way. The kettle is on and I can sit back and enjoy the view and spot a few carp. Richard

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Trip No 33 Carp Fishing – 2017


I am out for a few nights over the Easter weekend – as the wife and kids have gone to visit her family in Dorest. My original plan was to fish with Rob on the Mill Pond.  We thought that … Continue reading

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Trip 32 – Carp Fishing – 2017


With the school holidays on full flow, I am only able to do quick nights now. After a quick look around – a few anglers were on the spots I like, I had a look on one of the island … Continue reading

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Trip 31 – Carp Fishing – 2017


After a week of no fishing as man flu had struck, I just had to go fishing this weekend.  I arrived about 7pm to find the lake looking very pleasant and a few people about.  Probably due to the fantastic … Continue reading

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Out For Few Days


Hopefully bag a few, dispite the wind direction change, still very pleasant to be out on the lake.  Richard

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Watch “Watching & Waiting” on YouTube


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Instagram 


Follow me on Instagram! Username: richard.handel https://instagram.com/_u/richard.handel?r=sun1

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Watch “Getting The Bait Out” on YouTube


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