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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

FINSKIN – By Spotted Fin


  This hook-link material is just perfect and I us it on all my rigs and have done for the past year, with some great results.   Advertisements

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CARPology Magazine


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Join The Revolution


Are you ready to #jointherevolution with this great T-Shirt… £13.99 with next day delivery to Uk and 2 day delivery to most of EU. Join the growing band of Team Fin members..

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Trip 70 Carp Fishing – 2017


After see plenty of fish on Friday morning out to my right, as I was packing up,  After having a nice 20 lb Carp, I felt that the rest of my bait just had to be put along that area … Continue reading

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Trip 69 Carp Fishing- 2017


I am out for another mid week over nighter.  When I arrived there was only one other angler on the lake – not bad for a 56 acres. I had a good look around as usual and even flicked about … Continue reading

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A brave new world – Articles – CARPology Magazine


Definatly worth a read http://www.carpology.net/articles/reviews/a-brave-new-world# Richard 

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Trip 68 Carp Fishing- 2017


After seeing the Carp in this area at the weekend and looking around other areas, I just didn’t feel the love for anywhere else. As I knew there are a few hidden obstructions out in front of another swim.  This … Continue reading

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48hrs Of Freedom 


 Just fancied the area again, after seeing a few the last time. Richard    Richard Handel Richard.Handel   

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Bivvy Upgrade Time – Aqua M3 Compact


I was lucky enough to have a friend, that was selling his Aqua M3 Compact which he had only used once before, I bit his hand off, at the chance of getting my hands on one of them.   All … Continue reading

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Trip 67 Carp Fishing- 2017


I am out for 48 hrs this weekend for a social with a friend and the conditions are looking spot on.  A nice bit of wind and rain pushing though over the next 24 hrs, this should stir them up. … Continue reading

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