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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 Spotted Fin Lumps


Scott Kelly gives the full story behind the capture of this epic 49lber known as the ‘Big Leather’ – https://spottedfin.com/a-new-approach/ After pre-baiting his London park lake for a couple of days with Catalyst, Paul Lambert dropped onto the area and was … Continue reading

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Few night’s on the bank


Set up all hidden away, found the perfect spot with my Deeper Chirp, fingers crossed.

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Join us live tonight on the Submerge Clothing Instagram Page!


Join us live tonight on the Submerge Clothing Instagram Page! Make sure to tune in with any questions you may have, as we give the viewers an in depth view in to where this all started from the man himself Kieren … Continue reading

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Active Groundbait


This Active Groundbait has all the minerals, proteins and attractors from The Catalyst Boilie, added to a Hemp and Milled Particle base. 10 Different carefully selected seeds including Hemp are milled and added to the Catalyst attractor package, Cereals and … Continue reading

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Buy Deeper Sonar


  Buy Deeper Sonar products and use the below code and get 10% off DEEPER-H-ADHVIO   The discount code applies to the entire order when purchasing the Deeper PRO, PRO+, CHIRP or CHIRP+. The code is valid in all countries. … Continue reading

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Aqua Pioneer Bivvy System – bargains on ebay


Aqua pioneer 100 bivvy (used) Aqua Pioneer Bivvy System 401501 new 2019 Aqua Pioneer Bivvy or Wrap 2019 Model Aqua Products NEW DPM Pioneer System Bivvy   Aqua Products Pioneer System Bivvy Aqua Pioneer bivvy (original union jack model) Aqua … Continue reading

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Trip 44 Carp Fishing – 2020


Location – Headlands Farm Fisherys Hours Fished – 12 hours   I’m out today on a day ticket water with an old work colleague.  It’s a lovely place called Headlands Fisherys and it’s in Wellow, Hampshire.  There are even lodges … Continue reading

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Few Spotted Fin Lumps


James Channell had a mega result on his first session back after the closed season, baiting up with a mixed Catalyst Pellets and boilies all covered in a generous helping of the Catalyst Pellet and Particle Syrup. James’ hookbait of … Continue reading

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Trip 43 Carp Fishing – 2020


Location – Airfield Lake Hours Fished – 49 hours With a change in the weather, there was a prospect of light rain and strong winds coming from the southwest.  I was feeling particularly confident that this weekend could produce a … Continue reading

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PVA friendly shelf life particle


A new handy 600g pouch is now available in our range of PVA friendly shelf life particle range, perfect for keeping a couple in your carryall just in case! Available in Natural Hemp – £3.99 Whole Maize – £3.99 Tiger … Continue reading

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