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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

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Trip 47 Carp Fishing – 2022


With the end of the Airfield Lake season and our baiting campaign, we were well pleased to get back into the double gravel swim. We had a long discussion about our other options last week and spoke about it yesterday. … Continue reading

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PREPARING FOR SPRING AND NEW CHALLENGES


PREPARING FOR SPRING AND NEW CHALLENGES Preparing for spring is something I start looking at as the new year starts.  If I’m sticking to the same waters as last year, you would think that it’s just a continuation of last … Continue reading

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Nightmare Session!


We all have nightmare sessions and it’s only right that I share this with you all, as it goes to show that it doesn’t always go right for everyone. It had been nearly a month since I’d seen Ian, plus … Continue reading

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Winter Carp Fishing


Fishing for carp is certainly a hard task in the Winter. In reality, it only starts in January for me as December is mild these days and I always take the holiday season off with the family. I then start … Continue reading

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Thank You


Thank you for listening to my podcasts. Richard

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Flash Sale


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Trip 46 Carp Fishing – 2022


I wasn’t due to arrive until Friday morning, but with the carp coming out mostly at night, it was worth setting up in the dark on Thursday evening. I couldn’t arrive any earlier due to family stuff going on this … Continue reading

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10 Year Anniversary


I’ve been doing my website for 10 years now and built it up nicely, wondering where we will all be in the next 10 years. Richard

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