Trip 24 Carp Fishing – 2019

I’m finally back out on the Airfield lake, after two weeks and it’s also the last time of setting up at dusk, the clockS change to British Summer Time. Which is just great news.


I had spent 4 hrs on Thursday having a good look around the whole complex, instead of going fishing.  I just felt that it would be more beneficial for me and formulated a plan for the weekend.  It was going to be very dependent on where other anglers were set up.  I would not arrive until 1830, which would just about give me 30 minutes to decide what my best options where.  I settled for the second point of the middle part if the complex. With the lack of time, I’d planned on finding one spot and point both rods on it with about 8 spomb’s of a mixture of 12mm Catalyst and Smokey.   I would fish a Natural wafter on one and a masala wafter on the other.  Both rods were fished with a large pva bag filled with pellets soaked on Catalyst particle syrup.

With a few fish showing on the far tree line, I was pretty happy with my choice.  Let’s hope the next 48 hrs turns out that way.


The night passed me by, with just a few lines and a lovely Spring day arrived again.  This must start waking them up soon.  I say waking them up but they’re pretty much on it as normal – just all under the overhanging tree.  This comes out into the lake some 20 ft, just need the carp to venture out into open water more.

Another night passed me by again and a very early pack up.  I need to get back for Mothers Day, head off for lunch with the family and the Mother in Law.

Until next time


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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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