Trip 40 Carp Fishing- 2019

After a long message exchange with Ian, we decided we better get back on the Airfield Lake before it’s too late, as the school holidays are just around the corner.  I thought that it was a great idea.  With that in mind and not wishing to turn up blind at the weekend, I just had to do a reccy trip during the week.


I was a bit late arriving than I hoped for but at least I was there.  I had a quick look around, the wind was pushing hard on this bank.  A few carp were crashing on the small bay to my right, with the odd fish on the surface.  This had to be the swim.  I had a good view of a fair percentage of the lake, it was also a good spot for watching the lake tonight and tomorrow morning.


As I had mapped this swim with the Deeper and also fished it a fair few times, I knew where my baited needed to be.  However, I still got the marker rod out as a double check to where the silt beds were and to check the depth.  You can easily end up in 2ft of water when its best to be in 4ft when the swans come to visit!  I spombed out 4 loads over each area, put a bottom bait on one rod and the other with a wafter.  I settled down to watch the lake and eat my packed tea.


It was some time around 2am when the left-hand rod bust in to live, in the way that only Airfield Lake carp do.  I was fast off and somehow facing into the brolly which caused great confusion for a few seconds as the buzzer was still screaming away!  After what felt like an eternity, I was eventually by my rod and pulling into a low double figured carp who was still heading out like a torpedo in these shallow waters.  It was brought under control and after a poor attempt at running away in the margins towards the reeds, it was safely in the Nsr50.


With the fish safely returned and the snaps done.  I set about recasting the rod and got my head down for a few more hours.


There were fish all over the place most of the night and first thing in the morning.  They were still going when I headed for home.


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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