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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

Looking Back Over 2020 Part 1 of 6


Looking Back Over 2020 Part 1 of 6 I’ve decided to look back over 2020 as part of my Podcast series and will feature multiple trip in one long podcast, from pike to carp fishing and easy lakes, to the … Continue reading

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Trip 21 Carp Fishing – 2021


I’m finally on my new syndicate (doing my first trip). It was before Christmas that I last did a night and it feels like a lifetime ago and quite strange, to say the least. I arrived just after 7am for … Continue reading

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Deeper Lakebook (FishDeeper)


There have been a few great addiction added to the Lakebook page that are in the below. The Deeper sonar is so much more than a fish finder or feature locator.  You can combine all your recordings on the Lakebook … Continue reading

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Looking Back Over The Years


Looking Back Over The Years I’ve put together a few of my memorable trips over the past few years. Trip No 78 Carp Fishing (2015) After packing up early from my social trip with Rob, as the fish were clearly not … Continue reading

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Tackling New Waters


As I joined a new lake the other year, I thought I would write about how I go about tackling a new venue. Firstly, get yourself down the lake as much as possible; walk around it as much as possible, … Continue reading

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I’m On Spotify


I have converted or will be, all my old and current blogs to Spotify so you can listen to someone else reading to you my fishing adventures.  Either when you’re in the car or on the bank! Enjoy!   Please Follow

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Trip 20 Carp Fishing – 2021


All being well, this is my last day trip on here until next winter.  With that in mind, I’m doing a bit of an experiment in the way I fish this swim from this bank.  You can see from my … Continue reading

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Short Session Fishing-Deeper


I do a lot of five-hour trips over the winter and even the summer months due to school hours.  I’ve found that the deeper has saved me so much time.  There is no point in fishing in the wrong spot … Continue reading

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Method Pellets and Method Groundbaits


All our new Method Pellets and Method Groundbaits are shipping to our retailers and online orders with a free handy Z card. Protected in a zip seal bag it gives you the full details on the Method Range and tips … Continue reading

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Classic Corn Groundbait Pouch


The 3kg Classic Corn Groundbait Pouch, Your perfect spring partner ! Available from leading stockists and online. https://spottedfin.com/…/classic-corn-active…/ View Similar Products

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