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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

Smokey Jack Particle And Pellet Syrup


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Beginners guide to fishing terminology


A friend of mine has suggested that it would be a help to put together a beginners guide to carp fishing terminology.  As a help to newcomers to the sport and I will also be doing beginner’s guide to other … Continue reading

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Lazy Fishing 


This is an odd topic.  Over the many years, I have spent fishing, I have asked myself this many times when sitting up in the same swim each week.  I am 100% confident the fish are close by or will … Continue reading

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Trip 42 Carp Fishing – 2018


It’s been over a week since my last trip, this years number of trips have been reduced down, due to my extension being built and my part-time gardening job, going a bit full time, this happens every Summer.  This is … Continue reading

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Happy Day’s


Full story coming soon.

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Trip 41 Carp Fishing – 2018


I am out on the Airfield lake for three nights this trip.  After a good look round and with no one else on the lake, it was a bit of a hard choice.  I picked the bank which had the … Continue reading

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SF Prepated Particel’s


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Deeper Pro Plus- Hints & Tips P4


I love my pike fishing and the Deeper is a great way to locate bait fish in a swim – be it on the river or lake.  This helps me a great deal with my fishing when I get only a … Continue reading

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Lucky Me


Out for a quick night. Richard

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Happy 4th July


Happy Independence Day, to my USA followers. Richard

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