Trip 79 Carp Fishing- 2017

This trip out is going to be a nice change for me, it’s a social with a friend.  We are on the Airfield Lake and have picked a nice double swim.  This gives us access to a huge amount of water and an array of features.  With the wind direction (moving round to the north), this will be a perfect area for a couple of nights.

With camp set up, the spots baited up its time for a glass or two of wine and a chat.

The night was a complete surprise, with not a single carp between us.  As the morning progressed, there were a few signs of Carp but nowhere near the amount there was when we arrived.

With a sunny day forecast, we were hoping that the Carp would move into the back of the cold north wind and back into our part of the lake.

As another day drew to a close with another stunning sunset (in between the passing heavy rain storm).  We were both beginning to think that the weather was playing a key factor in the lack of Carp.  In the early evening, there where a few more fish topping just out of our range and maybe some hope for the coming night!

We shall have to see.

Well, that night did not go my way at all.  I managed to lose two fish, on the lovely boulders of the airfield.  My friend had more luck – he managed to bank a nice Common.

However, I was rewarded  with the chance to get the perfect kingfisher shot.

So, I am not going to complain.  It takes a life time of trying and thus one of many photos I took this morning, will do me just fine.

That was all the action we had.  The time was past in great company and we had a few laughs.  I also certainly learnt that, a sudden drop in temperature, with all the hail on Friday does effect the Carp and its all about learning.

Until Next Time



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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
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