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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

Parti Pellet Syrup


Parti Pellet Syrup One way to boost your pellet and spod mixes in the colder months is with high sugar syrups. The Classic Corn Particle Pellet Syrup is perfect for this and creates an attractive cloud on the lake bed. … Continue reading

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BioLite Stoves & Accessories


BioLite Stoves & Accessories     BioLite BaseCamp Stove with Carrying Case – Use fire to charge USB devices! Pre-owned £78.00 Time left4d 11h left (Fri, 17:41) 14 bids + £10.00 postage Watch         Biolite HeadLamp 200 Brand … Continue reading

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Cream of the Crop


Cream of the Crop The caramel cream pop ups are a flavour that have stayed the test of time at Spotted Fin and are just perfect in the current cold water temps. #Spottedfin #cream #popup #carp #carpfishing #caramel <img class="j1lvzwm4" … Continue reading

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Back in time P-3


Trip No 71 Carp Fishing (2015) After my night out and what can only be described as bream fishing.  I have done my school run bit and have headed straight back down the lake (after the Mrs came home) to have … Continue reading

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Keep your eyes peeled


Keep your eyes peeled – The new BASICS range from us is going to be released very soon we are offering various designs along with various different colours giving you that fresh urban look whilst out on the bank. – … Continue reading

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Getting the most out of your Deeper


Getting the most out of your Deeper How do you know if an underwater object is hard? It is possible to recognise a hard object based on factors such as the second reflection and colour. In the daytime palette, the … Continue reading

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Nuts about Tigers


Nuts about Tigers   Our ready prepared tigers are perfect for the hook straight out the bag; are a great addition to any spod mix, or in a pva bag. Will 2021 be the first year you try tigers? https://spottedfin.com/product/shelf-life-tiger-nuts-600g/Continue reading

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That was a good October in 2015


4 Thirtys In October What an amazing October I have had – the best for years. 34 lb 8 oz Common 34 lb 2 oz Mirror 33 lb 1 oz Mirror 31 lb 1 oz Common Oddly I have struggle … Continue reading

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New product alert


New product alert – We have had such a hit with our smocks we have decided to add the salopettes to the range – Keep your eyes peeled for the release date calendar – #submergeclothing           … Continue reading

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Deeper CHIRP+


If you are in the market for a Deeper CHIRP+, check out this video by Total Carp Magazine . Well worth a watch! YOUTUBE.COM DEEPER Chirp+ castable fishfinder We take a look at the latest castable fish finder from Deeper!New … Continue reading

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