Trip 38 Carp Fishing – 2022

I had the chance to get out for one last go before we head off on our family holiday. I was in two minds about where to go after last week’s success, but that was all about avoiding that extreme heat and having a social. This time it’s about catching on a quick overnighter.

I headed for Airfield lake, and after checking on the weather I wasn’t really sure where I fancied. It had been fishing hard recently also similar to Meadow Lake, but I feel more at home here and I’m still convinced that the bigger fish are in this water, however slightly more problematic to catch.

Tower Point

I headed for the Tower Point area and spotted a small carp show off the side of the gravel bar. The bar was well out of the water now, due to the lack of rain. This was until two days ago when the thunderstorms arrived but were very localized, so I’m not sure if it actually rained here. However, the difference in conditions from last week isn’t too dissimilar to when I was here last and you can guarantee that some bait went in here over the weekend, this had to be worth a go.

Under the shade

I simply turned up with single hook bait tactics and a few 20mm Classic Corn Boilies, along with my throwing stick. I found the same spots as my previous trip, flicked a lead out to check on the spots and they were still feeling perfect.

With a few liners in the night and a spot of rain, I was feeling extremely confident. The odd carp crashed out, and I had trouble settling down to sleep as I was full of anticipation.


They clearly didn’t play ball and I have a feeling that the carp were not feeding in those areas, but more to my right. I’m not 100% sure as it was a pretty dark night and I couldn’t locate them.

I was off early, as I had a full day of stuff to do before we headed off to the Emerald Isle for a couple of weeks. This was originally supposed to have been our Christmas break, but with covid19 rules, it became way too complicated.

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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