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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

Baiting Pole Tips


Baiting pole is amazing bits of kit.  I have found my one incredibly useful and it’s certainly has helped me catch fish. Now, before you rush out and buy one, there are a few things to consider. 1. Cost – … Continue reading

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Revolutionary NSR


DONT LEAVE IT LATE… Get your orders placed in time for your next session. We have a massive selection of artificial baits to choose from, the revolutionary NSR and our last elements range of end tackle… so get your orders … Continue reading

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Ashley Rae loves to fish


Ashley Rae loves to fish Captured Ashley Rae loves to fish and she’s been doing it most of her life. But it’s only recently that she’s discovered the thrill of sitting for hours on a frozen sheet of ice in … Continue reading

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🌽🌽🌽Apologies for the corny post🌽🌽🌽


🌽🌽🌽Apologies for the corny post🌽🌽🌽  

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24hrs Spare


With a few hour’s spare it was time for a quick Overnighter before work tomorrow. Fingers crossed that the storm stirred them up. Richard

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FinSkin


FinSkin is a complete range of premium products designed to provide the specimen angler with a reliable, discreet and easily usable strippable coated hooklink. Find out more about our terminal tackle catalogue at http://www.spottedfin.com

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‼️ 𝗔𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗣𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗹𝗲𝗲𝗱𝘀 ‼️ if you are free this sat the 10th of August stick a note in your diary and head over to the opening day of Angling Direct Leeds team Deeper will be there with Andy Parr to talk all things Deeper … Continue reading

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BobCo Tackle


If you are local to the awesome BobCo Tackle then make sure you get down this Saturday! We will be showing off the full range of Spotted Fin along with plenty of advice and tips…  

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Boosted Krill Pellets


Made entirely from our Boosted Krill Pellets, Milled into an mega attractive groundbait. Add it to Stick or Bag Mixes, Spod Mixes or on a method. Loads of uses and loaded with attraction! If spodding over zigs, it is one … Continue reading

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Observation Is The key To Success


Is observation the paramount key to success in carp fishing?  I believe it is as it encompasses so many key factors. I even feel that with the best bait in the world, you can still fail to catch unless you … Continue reading

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