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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 Secret Of My Autumn Success


The secret of my autumn success will be available online from 21.1.19 When I was testing this bait out, it accounted for many of my fish.  This included 2 x 30 & 6 x 20 including a new PB common. … Continue reading

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Spotted Fin – News – Pink Pepper Squid


  The release date for what you have all been waiting for – PPS Available  online 21.1.19 This range has been working wonders and has produced some stunning fish for me when I tested it out last year. Notably this … Continue reading

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Winter Fishing?


As the weather starts to cool, do you like to swap over to smaller boilies or do you prefer to go for the high vis single approach?

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SF Match Update


Jamie Hughes featuring this week on our new “Bait Hacks” Series. Some very interesting things will be coming on this channel available nowhere else this season so def subscribe …doesnt matter what fishing discipline. Will say no more    

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Trip 2 Carp Fishing – 2019


This could be classed as trip 3 as I was out the other day.  Mapping the lake with the Deeper and also in the hope of finding a nice group of fish.  With the lake completely void of people and carp, I … Continue reading

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Trip 1 Carp Fishing – 2019


I am out for my first night of 2019.  My youngest was have a friend over for the night and my services were surplus to requirement – phew.  I did offer to stay at home but was told it was … Continue reading

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Trip 74 Carp Fishing- 2018


This is most certainly my last trip of the year, there are only a couple of days to go before New Year’s Eve.  It would be nice to bag my last carp of 2018. It was a night time set … Continue reading

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Too Much Bait In Winter??


This is one of the biggest dilemmas faced by anglers, from beginner to someone who has been fishing for years.  Unless you know the lake or person writing the article, you will not understand this situation behind it. E.g venue, … Continue reading

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The Deeper Vs Marker Floats


I’ve heard a lot of negative comments about people using the Deeper as they believe it’s cheating and it takes away the fun of the unknown of fishing. Well here are my thoughts on the matter. I’ve used a marker … Continue reading

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HAPPY NEW YEAR


Happy New Year to all my followers, Sponsors and friends. May all your fishy dreams come true in 2019. Richard Please subscribe to my Video Diary Consultant For Sponsored By Follow me @richardhandel Carp Fishing Tackle on Ebay Please follow my … Continue reading

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