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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

Back out for a few hour’s this evening.


Fingers crossed. Advertisements

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Trip 40 Carp Fishing- 2019


After a long message exchange with Ian, we decided we better get back on the Airfield Lake before it’s too late, as the school holidays are just around the corner.  I thought that it was a great idea.  With that … Continue reading

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Glugged’ hookbaits


We’re already hearing of some mega catches using our new ‘Glugged’ hookbaits, packed with attraction straight from the tub! 📸Mick Batley

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Moved swim after catching a carp.


Another hide away swim, just love this style of fishing. Full blog to follow. Richard

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Deeper Sonar


Great image from the weekend showing the weed growth over the bar. Richard

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Tucked away and sat back


Let’s see if this swim bring me a fish. Richard

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Estate Lake Today


With a few hour’s free, its always worth a go.Richard

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Deeper Lakebook


I just love the Deeper lakebook, how could you map out this swim, with a marker float and get this much understanding and degree of information. Richard

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Trip 39 Carp Fishing- 2019


After a fabulous weekend away with the family and a change in the weather conditions, I did a quick turn around and was heading for the lake. I was really in two minds as whether or not to go to … Continue reading

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Lovely View This Morning


Just spent 15 minutes watching the kingfisher diving after minnows. Its wonderful the things you see fishing, nature at its best. Richard

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