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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

Trip 3 Carp Fishing- 2020


Location – School Lake Hours Fished – 4hrs With my gardening job canceled today and unfortunately, the Perch bait is still in the freezer.  I quickly organized the carp kit, which is pretty simple as I keep it all sorted … Continue reading

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Deeper


Zigs can be a deadly tactic in the colder months! Who actually uses them?  

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Spotted Fin – News


As Spotted Fin continues to grow, so does our awesome team of anglers! The latest angler we are welcoming to #TeamFin is the multi talented Steve Tucker. Steve brings with him many years of top-flight match fishing experience, having an enviable list of … Continue reading

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Classic Corn Boilies


I’ve been playing around with the New boilie range from Spotted Fin due out at the Northern Show and I’ve been very happy with my results over a few short day sessions on my local club lake.   It has … Continue reading

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Spotted Fin Salmon Oil


#Fin angler David Grocer is having a great run of quality river pike using sardine baits which he injects with with Spotted Fin Salmon Oil for added attraction…. this one weighed in at 18lb 3oz! www.spottedfin.com A new personal best for #Fin team mate … Continue reading

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Talking Carp Magazine


The latest issue of Talking Carp Magazine is available online line and you will find me on page 55 along with plenty of other great articles.     Search eBay Please subscribe to my Video Diary Consultant For   Sponsored By … Continue reading

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Northern Angling Show


It’s less than 50 days until Northern Angling Show and we can’t wait to be there! We’ve got some fabulous new products which will be released to general sale at the show and we know you’ll love them! The Classic Corn boilie … Continue reading

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Trip 2 Perch Fishing- 2020


Location – Ice Lake Hours – 2 Hrs It’s about time I started Perch fishing, I enjoyed every minute of it last year and I have a few lakes to have a play on.  There isn’t much information on the … Continue reading

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Stunning Sunset Tonight


On the bank for the next 48hrs. Conditions aren’t that favorable, but it better than sitting on the sofa. Richard

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DONT LEAVE IT LATE..


DONT LEAVE IT LATE… Get your orders placed in time for your next session. We have a massive selection of artificial baits to choose from, the revolutionary NSR and our last elements range of end tackle… so get your orders … Continue reading

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