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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

Korum Tackle


  Korum Search eBay Korum Standard Digital Scales NEW Coarse Fishing Specia… £27.50 Postage:Fr Time left:18d 19h 11m Korum Supalite Shelter NEW Coarse Fishing Lightweigh​t D… £54.99 Postage:Fr Time left:12d 21h 43m More options Korum Barbel Rod *Full Range* NEW Coarse Fishing Barbel… £54.99 … Continue reading

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Trip 59 Carp Fishing – 2019


  Location – Meadow Lake Hours Fished – 44 hrs I was unable to get down the lake until Saturday mid-morning, the wife was out at the ballet with a friend last night.  By the sound of things, the lake … Continue reading

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Grizzyman Clothing


I have finally found a clothing brand that does what it says on the box and im looking forward to not being cold this winter. Grizzlyman ACU Trousers | Ripstop | 3D Forest £25.87 SELECT OPTIONS Grizzlyman ACU Trousers | … Continue reading

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12 Important Steps For An Easy Fishing Life


Some years ago, when I was working long hours and needed to make sure that every trip fishing counted, I put together a number of steps together to make my life easier going fishing.  In ensured I was not just … Continue reading

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Classic Corn Particle and Pellet Syrup


With the colour of golden syrup and a amazing ‘popcorn’ type flavour, the Classic Corn Particle and Pellet Syrup is one of our favourites! Suitable for year round use, add it to spod mixes, coat your boilies and pellets, dip … Continue reading

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Bivvys & Accessories


 Bivvys & Accessories Trakker Tempest V2 Brolly Ground Sheet New £37.95 Click & Collect FAST & FREE 35 sold JRC Defender Social Shelter Cook Tent New £229.95 FAST & FREE Click & Collect 18 watching Korum Supa Lite Shelter New … Continue reading

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Trip 58 Carp Fishing – 2019


Location – Coombe Lake Hours Fished – 5hrs With stormy weather passing through Hampshire today – no gardening for me.  You just can’t work effectively in these conditions. But you never know the Estate Lake carp, may well fancy a … Continue reading

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Ian’s Pike


My friend Ian has been fishing since he was a young lad. He started around the waters of London in the days gone by when potatoes were hook baits and the hair rig was just being born. He then moved … Continue reading

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Deeper Sonar


Found a channel between two dense weed beds, a Catalyst pop up will work wonders out there. Richard

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Talking Carp Magazine


Find me in this month’s Talking Carp Magazine  Find me on page 69       Search eBay   Please subscribe to my Video Diary Consultant For   Sponsored By Follow me @richardhandel Carp Fishing Tackle on Ebay

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