Trip 24 Carp Fishing 2017

I am back on the Airfield Lake again for 24hrs.  I have headed over to the area that I believe was where the odd Carp have been showing.  There is a stong West wind blowing still, I am hoping they may still be in the area.

I have baited a couple of nice hard areas with a few spots of chopped Catalyst boilies and pellets.  I have also flicked a pop up over one and a wafter with some paste wrapped around it for a bit of extra attraction.

The night past without a bleep and the Canadian geese at full volume (joy).  You can certainly tell Spring is here.  I am going to hang around until mid afternoon, pack up and have a good walk round the complex.  With the lack of anglers over the past 5 months, the Carp always revert back to naturals and then have to ween them off again.  Which depending on the amount of people fishing, it can take a few weeks and I am certain that a far few of these Carp have never touched a boilie.

Until next time



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
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