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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

Lakebook – The Latest Smart Feature on my Deeper Sonar – Deeper Sonar


  15 May Lakebook – The Latest Smart Feature on my Deeper Sonar 15th May 2018 In Blog By SmartSonar Richard Easom has 30 year’s experience angling, and was one of the first carp anglers to start using a Deeper Sonar. Here … Continue reading

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Blank or Catch an 8 lber?


This is a really hard question because we all hate them pesky little carp.  But after a 3 or 2 nights blanking would you be happy to catch one?  Or after a long period of blanks would a small carp … Continue reading

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Trip 33 Carp Fishing- 2018


With a few hours spare today and it is quite some time since I have managed a day trip in the week. The weather is also looking favorable, I headed down the lake looking for a swim with the wind in … Continue reading

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Stunning Afternoon


Lets see if we can bag a lump tonight. Richard

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Trip 32 Carp Fishing- 2018


The carp have been spawning over the Bank Holiday weekend, which could explain my blank last Friday night.  I have kept away from the lake, as it’s my belief that they should be left allow to do their stuff and then … Continue reading

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Thermos Food Flask Review


Thermos Food Flask Review   This is a great bit of kit for the Winter anglers as well as myself.  As by the time I get set up after work there is not much time left to cook and I … Continue reading

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Few Hours on the bank today.


Its time to enjoy a few hours free today. Richard

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Quick night or not!


My wife always laughs at when I say I am doing quick nighter.  I try and explain that a quick night is from 1830 to 0630 the following morning.  This is an overnight fishing trip.  These trips are gone to quickly … Continue reading

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Fingers Crossed


Looking for the big girls. Have a great weekend. Richard

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Trip 31 Carp Fishing – 2018


It’s been nearly a week since I last fished (sounds like an AA meeting!).  If you follow my blogs, that’s like a lifetime in my case.  I just couldn’t squeeze a day or a night in. I am lucky enough … Continue reading

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