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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

SF Coarse – News


#TeamFin angler David Grocer has been having some recent success whilst tench fishing, catching some lovely fish on a variety of #Fin baits including Smokey Jack tipped with a Pink Pepper Squid popups, and Catalyst with a Pineapple NButyric Acid popup… David tried … Continue reading

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Moody Sky’s


Lots of rain and even thunder today. Richard

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Deeper – Chirp+


Deeper have a new product coming your way The Deeper Chirp+ is the next step forward in cast-able sonar/fish finder and being part of the testing team was a great privilege for me.  Being able to pass on information that … Continue reading

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GO2 100% Milled Betaine


The GO2 100% Milled Betaine is one of our best selling groundbaits, but it also makes an amazing paste! Simply add it to water (around a 1:1 ratio works great) and mix it well until you get it to a … Continue reading

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Trip 33 Carp Fishing- 2019


Its been far too long since my last trip.  But with kids birthday party’s, spawning carp and a week camping in Wales, time soon passed and we are in June.  There are only 7 weeks until the school summer holidays.  … Continue reading

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Very Wet Set Up


Despite the rain my youngest and I are out for the night. Fingers Crossed Richard

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Few hours on the estate lake


Pleasant few hours on the lake last night. Richard

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Method Ready Pellets


So much hype surrounding the ‘Method Ready Pellets’ recently, primarily designed for the match fishing market, carp anglers have been finding untold uses for them! PVA bags, spod mixes, moulding them round leads and hookbaits. Thanks to the unique process … Continue reading

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UK Deeper Team at the 🏆 World Street Fishing


Our UK Deeper Team at the 🏆 World Street Fishing 🎣 wraps up their first day on the waters🌇 🌊 It’s been a tough day, with some 9 miles hiked through the ditches and canals of Metz. Ready to rock it on day two! 💪

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Fishing TV – Hints & Tips – 4


Hints and Tips Improve your coarse and match techniques with a selection of great hints and tips from the pros   Bloodworm And Joker Hints & Tips Alan Scotthorne talks about pole, elastics, connectors, floats, rigs and some interesting shotting … Continue reading

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