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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

2018 Review


This year started off very hard, with the passing of my mum just before Christmas 2017.  We then visited my dad in Wales a number of times over the following months.  Oh and don’t forget ‘The Beast from the East’ … Continue reading

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What happened to the lost Deeper Sonar?


Definitely worth a read and could be very useful to anyone with a Deeper https://deepersonar.com/uk/en_gb/blog/deeper-in-an-english-lake-for-4-months  

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Trip 73 Carp Fishing- 2018


I was not sure if I would get out again before Christmas or even into the New Year.  My dad had been down for 10 days, as it was this time last year when my mum passed away. Also with … Continue reading

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Hopes and Dreams for 2019


After the ups and downs of last year – after the start I had, who could have predicted I would end up with 2 PB carp.  I am not really sure what to aim for next year. So I think … Continue reading

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Short Session Fishing-Deeper


I do a lot of five-hour trips over the winter and even the summer months due to school hours.  I’ve found that the deeper has saved me so much time.  There is no point in fishing in the wrong spot … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas & Have A Fantastic New Year


Another Christmas is upon us and I would just like to say thank you to all my followers Have a great Christmas and a happy New Year Hope all your dream come true in the new year. Richard  

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My YouTube channel


Please Visit & Subscribe to my YouTube channel. #carpfishing #carperslife #assofishinglines #deepersonar #fishspy #monsterleads #evolutioncarptackle #SpottedFin #jointherevolution

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48 hrs On The Bank


Happy day, managed to get out again, can’t believe my luck. Let’s hope we can bank a carp or two. Fingers Crossed Richard

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Amazing News


I am so proud to be part of the Spotted Fin Family and over the moon with this news!   It’s so easy to work for a brand that you have utter confidence in (and I have) and always will.  … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas


Happy Christmas Every One

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