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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

Few hours in the sunshine


A pleasant few hours in the sunshine today. Richard Advertisements

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Did you know


Did you know our prepared particles are pva friendly? Particles can be a deadly bait at this time of year, and our retailers carry a wide variety of Spotted Fin options so be sure to check them out! www.spottedfin.com   Search … Continue reading

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Talking Carp Magazine


Find me in this month’s Talking Carp Magazine On page 79 Great feature on my thought regarding stick mix. From these little gems to large bags in the margins. Follow the below link to Talking Carp Magazine and I hope … Continue reading

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Golden Rod £10,000 final


Massive congratulations to Philip Canning who qualified for the Golden Rod £10,000 final at the very first time of asking! Phil has caught 131lb from peg 15 on Speci at Larford Lakes, catching on the method with micros at 60m, 35m and 5m. … Continue reading

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Winter Water


I have rejoined my local club after 15+ year’s away, as I have disided this will be my new winter days only water. Richard

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Trip 68 Carp Fishing – 2019


Location – Coombe Lake Hours Fished – 5 hrs With yet another rainy day forecast, I did think it had gone away, but nope another wet 3 days on the cards, but it should stop before my week-long trip next … Continue reading

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GO2 F1 Groundbait


 brand new subtle ‘dark’ version of our ever-popular GO2 F1 Groundbait with that peaches and cream aroma F1’s just can’t resist! Shop Now GO2 F1 Dark Groundbait Shop Now GO2 F1 Dark Groundbait Shop Now GO2 F1 Dark Groundbait Shop … Continue reading

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Keeping Warm In Your Bivvy


I have been fishing winter nights since the mid-80s and I am so glad that the tackle industry started to revolutionize, it was very bleak and cold in those days.  My feet still feel the cold a lot and I … Continue reading

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Catalyst


With those chilly Autumnal mornings just around the corner, this is the time that ‘The Catalyst‘ starts to shine! Produced using the finest milk and hemp proteins with liquid vitamins, minerals, enzymes and yeasts which allow the bait to be … Continue reading

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💥 COMING SOON: Easily Mark Your Points of Interest 💥


💥 COMING SOON: Easily Mark Your Points of Interest 💥 As promised, we are working as quickly as possible on developing our Fish Deeper App and filling it with new and previously available features. Thus, one of your all-time favourites, marking points … Continue reading

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