Airfield Mustang Lake

Eliminator - 06/03/2015

Airfield Lakes is a family run business.
Mustang Lake is a specially designed carp lake set on private farm land. It offers all levels of anglers an excellent chance of catching lots of quality fish.
It has been stocked with over 200 handpicked carp that have been obtained from a mixture of leading UK fiah farmers. There are currently at least 120 known carp between 20-30lbs+. Eight different 30lb+have already been caught, 3 of which were in one day.
There are 14 well-drained comfortable swims with excellent access. Because the fish are young and fast growing they do like to be well fed.
The average depth of the lake is 6ft, the deepest part being 12ft. There are a number of clay bars and humps on the bottom. The margins have been planted with over 15 varieties of reed and sedge.
The fishery has a spacious toilet block with fresh running water.
<strong>Under no circumstances must landing nets, slings and unhooking mats be bought on to the complex. These will all be provided for you.</strong>

  • Size of Lake 5 acres
  • Type of Lake Day ticket
  • Ticket Cost £20 for 24 hours, 2 rods
  • Fish Stock 20s, 30s
  • Biggest Fish 30lb +
  • Features Margins, island, clay bars, lily pads
  • Telephone 07706 483084
  • Visit Venue Website
Airfield Lakes (Mustang) 2016

Competitor List

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Post Match Report

It was cold, windy conditions for our first match of the year in this Southern Carp Cup qualifier. We completed the draw and the anglers made their way to the pegs preparing and waiting for the 12 o clock hooter to start the match. There was no action for almost 7 hours, when out of the blue, Tony Reynolds informed us that his dad Jeff had just landed a fish. We made our way to the peg where we promptly weighed and photographed a mirror of 22lb 11oz. We were just into darkness and the air temperature had dropped considerably from earlier in the day.

Just over an hour later Kevin Durling who was fishing with partner Paul Butler landed another big mirror. We put it in the sling and lifted it onto the scales. I think we already realised this was a good fish, but the needle on the scales went a full circle and a bit more to confirm a weight of 31lb 10oz. This was a new UK pb for Kevin which seemed like deja vu as he did exactly the same thing last year at Orchard Place with a fish 29lb 12oz. I guess he s liking our competitions.

Everything fell silent until the early hours when Jeff Reynolds had another fish of 19lb 3oz to put him and his son back in the lead. It was now extremely cold and there were no more captures during the night.

The sun came out periodically on Saturday but unfortunately no body could get a take. We got our heads down Saturday night expecting to be woken up to weigh some fish, but alas it was not to be.

On Sunday morning with just over three hours to go it was that man Jeff Reynolds again with a 27lb 8oz common which consolidated their lead. This fish was also Jeff s UK pb common.

With no more fish coming out before the end of the match we had a cast off to decide 3rd, 4th and 5th places.

All Jeff s fish came from a sheltered calm spot just out of the wind, off the island. He was using small pva bags of chopped boilies on a mono rig with a 15mm ultra-plex bottom bait, fished at the bottom of the shelf at the start of the slack water.

Kevin Durling had his fish in open water about 3 rod lengths out in the teeth of the wind, using a 15mm cell wafter with a small bag of crumbed boilie and a few 20mm cell freebies scattered around.

 

Tony & Jeff Reynolds 22lb 11oz

Tony & Jeff Reynolds 22lb 11oz

Tony & Jeff Reynolds 19lb 3oz

Tony & Jeff Reynolds 19lb 3oz

 Jeff & Tony Reynolds 27lb 8oz

Jeff & Tony Reynolds 27lb 8oz

Paul Butler & Kevin Durling 31lb 10oz

Paul Butler & Kevin Durling 31lb 10oz

Southern Carp Cup Qualifiers

Southern Carp Cup Qualifiers