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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

The Big One – Stoneleigh – Match


What is the best groundbait? One question we always get at the shows and put simply, it’s not that simple! The time of year, venue, species and all sorts of factors come into play, but that’s why we have our … Continue reading

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Spotted Fin Pva


Did you know that at Spotted Fin, we offer much more than superb baits? Check out www.spottedfin.com to see clothing, terminal tackle and much more including plenty of superb videos to help you get the best from your #Fin products!  

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The Big One – Stoneleigh


We’ll be there, and we know you’ll love our brand new Classic Corn boilies, so you can buy shelf life baits on the day, or order your freezer baits for posting! www.spottedfin.com  

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Trip 14 Carp Fishing – 2020


Location – School Lake Hours – 5 Hrs I’m back out on the School Lake for a few hours today and was quite surprised to find 4 other anglers on the lake.  They, however, were all down the other end.  … Continue reading

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The new Classic Corn boilies


The new Classic Corn boilies will be available in all the usual sizes with the addition of a new 12mm pillow! With their flattened profile, pillows are perfect for flowing water and marginal slopes to prevent them rolling or simply … Continue reading

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Method Ready Pellets


Our Method Ready Pellets are amazing when compressed into a PVA stick! You can compress them down without them turning into a paste, once the PVA dissolves they explode giving you the perfect spread of pellets.

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Classic Corn Boilies


4 X 30s & 9 x 20s and a far few doubles all on the New Boilies range from Spotted Fin has been working wonders for me over the past few weeks. Which is available NOW In all honesty, I’ve … Continue reading

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The Full Classic Corn Range


Don’t worry, we’ve got loads of other additions to the Classic Corn range to compliment the boilies! We’ve got you covered… #ClassicCorn

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Trip 13 Carp Fishing- 2020


Location – Meadow Lake Hours – 38 Hrs I’m back out for another 48 hours and the conditions are pretty perfect.  Unfortunately, the other 5 anglers set up before me thought so as well!  But that’s fishing.  Mind you it’s … Continue reading

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The deeper power lantern


The deeper power lantern is now available, check out the link below for a full list of its features. https://youtu.be/zHEgk5o44tM Lighten up your outdoor experience Powerful camp light, ambient glow light and power bank, all in one smart device Subscribe … Continue reading

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