First Airfield Carp of 2016 for Richard Handel


After doing a few hours first in the morning and a look around on a swim that felt fishy I had my ‘normal’ day and then I was back and setting up in the dark for another overnighter.  There was just enough time to flick the rod’s out on a couple of nice spots I had clipped to earlier.

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The rest of the kit was set up in the darkness.  I was not going to put out any freebies and just used a washed out Poloni pop ups, one white & one yellow and both dipped in The Juice.

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Around 1 am the yellow pop up rod was off with my first Airfield lake carp of 2016. 19lb 8oz Common with a big tail to give me an amazing fight.

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Despite the darkness, my gear was quite organised.  After some 30+ year’s of setting up in the dark during the Winter months, it has become second nature. The view in the morning wasn’t bad either.

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At around 10am, I recast the rod’s for the last 2 hour’s in the hope of another take, unfortunately it was not to be .

Until next time

Richard Handel
Carp Catcher


One Response to First Airfield Carp of 2016 for Richard Handel

  1. Brian Mack May 4, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    Glad to see all your commitment paid off with a nice fish!

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