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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 59 Carp Fishing – 2018


I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to fish a midweek night and I was soon down the lake, armed with a few ideas from some Deeper mapping on my last trip.  Unfortunately, the wind was pushing nicely into … Continue reading

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Finygo Fishing


Hey, come join me in the Finygo fishing group “Hampshire Carp Fishing”. Get the app here: https://bfvz.app.link/qOKQUFJ9rQ?uri_redirect_mode=1

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The Frank Warwick Caramel Cream Hookbait Range. Pure perfection..


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Spotted Fin PVA


   

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End Tackle


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Trip 58 Carp Fishing – 2018


I am out for a social with my friend Ian this weekend and we have decided to give the Airfield lake a break (it’s been fished particularly hard over the past few months). Ian arrived first and had a look … Continue reading

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The Catalyst..


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In Search Of The Unknown


I love searching for the unknown carp, it has held me captive on the carp fishing side of fishing ever since I really started fishing.  Over the year’s, I have fished lakes with the known named carp and enjoyed the … Continue reading

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Trip 57 Carp Fishing – 2018


For the first time I a very long time, I have a few hours spare today.  I fancied having a go in one of my favorite margin spots on Meadow Lake, this has produced me a number of good fish … Continue reading

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The Catalyst.. Built for Winter Fishing…


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