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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

Hemp Paste


This Hemp Paste is perfect for using on the hook or wrapping around a boilie bait or lead on the hook trotting down a stream. Oily and soft in texture and quite fine, it is easy to strike through but … Continue reading

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Trip 31 Carp Fishing- 2020


Location – Airfield Lake Hours Fished – 65 hours I’m making the most of the wife working from home, the home schooling work is being done more or less by Thursday.  So, I get 3 days off as well as … Continue reading

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Spotted Fin Large Hand towel


Spotted Fin Large Hand towel Anyone ?… At your nearest retailer or at spottedfin.com https://spottedfin.com/product/sf-hand-towel/

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Subscribe to my fishing adventurer channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-KRiiCtOmgKS70tkKPwmUA

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Time to relax


3 night’s on the bank again this week, hopefully a carp will grace the net. Richard

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Hemp Oil


Spotted Fin use only the very best ingredients to produce premium quality bait. Our hemp oil is the very best grade available, and a great additive to particles, groundbaits and more! www.spottedfin.com

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Trip 30 Crucian Fishing – 2020


Location – Icehouse Lake Hours Fished – 5 hours My plan this year has been to start fishing the old local lakes after Crucian carp, it’s been well over 30 year’s since I have had any.  So, with one of … Continue reading

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Memories of an old fisherman – Peewit Lake


I fished this lake twice over the years – with a large gap in between.  I’ve no photos of the first time around, but the lake was absolutely stunning. It still was when I arrived back the second time – … Continue reading

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GO2 F1


For all you pellet fans… We’ve expanded the ever popular GO2 F1 range to now include 4mm pellets… Perfect with warmer temperatures which will be upon us once lockdown is over… https://spottedfin.com/product/go2-f1-pellets/

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Spotted Fin floaters


Hopefully, we might be able to get back on the bank soon, and Spotted Fin floaters will be the perfect bait for those warm summer evenings where carp are your quarry! Choose from Catalyst or Smokey Jack flavours… https://spottedfin.com/product/smokey-jack-floaters/

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