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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

Pink Pepper Squid


Pastel Pink has been the colour of choice for speci carp anglers for a number of years, so we had to introduce it into our match range. With our distinctive Pink Pepper Squid flavour profile the carp go mad for … Continue reading

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Watch Deeper Q&A


Watch Deeper Q&A Lots of questions about how to get your deeper working best for you. Richard    

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GO2 Bait Sauces


One of the new additions to our super popular GO2 Bait Sauces is the ‘Classic Corn’ and rather unsurprisingly it works brilliantly alongside the golden grains. With an awesome popcorny aroma, this is perfect for smothering over your corn to … Continue reading

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Deeper Q & A – Live


We are happy to announce that we are doing LIVE Q&A session at Deeper HQ. You’ve got the questions, we’ve got answers! Comment below with your questions about Deeper products and get the answers from us on our Facebook Live … Continue reading

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Fishing TV – Hints & Tips – Part 2


Hints and Tips Improve your coarse and match techniques with a selection of great hints and tips from the pros   Versatile Margins Rig  Hints & Tips An in-line lead forms the basis of this simple rig that Duncan Charman … Continue reading

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Spotted Fin – Match


“Russ and myself started work straight away to develop the first two ‘GO2’ ground baits; the Sweet Super Blend and Carp Super Blend then really things went from there. I caught so many fish while testing these baits that I … Continue reading

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Catalyst pellets


Packed with the same carp attractors and stimulants as the boilies, our Catalyst pellets are fast gaining a cult following on carp dominated southern match waters. Perfect for when you want your pellets to stand out from the crowd…

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Trip 32 Carp Fishing- 2019


This is my last weekend until June as there are family things coming up.  Which for once will fit in perfectly, the weather has not been that great the carp on the syndicate, they are still yet to spawn.  On … Continue reading

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Spotted Fin – Match


More and more match anglers are starting to realise the effectiveness of utilising Liquids, Boosters and Dyes within their fishing. You can check out the full range here 👇 http://www.spottedfin.com/product-cate…/match/liquid-booster-match/

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Fishing Tv – Top 10 Carp


Top 10 Free Carp Videos Warwick Avon  Chilly On Carp 2 Chilly is desperate to get a monkey off his back – he’s never caught a carp from a British river. … Lane vs Russell  Carp Wars Carp Wars gets … Continue reading

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