Airfield fishery takes off for carp anglers

A new fishery between Ipswich and Norwich will open to the public next month.

Airfield Lakes, comprising Mustang Lake and Spitfire Pool, has been developed to offer good quality specimen carp for day-ticket and week session anglers.

Nestled close to the Waveney Valley in beautiful South Norfolk countryside, this tranquil carp fishery has been stocked with a selection of the best looking thoroughbred carp in the UK.

The current venue record, which was a common, caught in 2010 fishing trials, stands at 48lb 4oz.

But fishery manager Richard Wilby is confident even bigger fish will be landed in the future.

'There is plenty of room in there for the fish to grow to their full potential,' he said.

He wants the venue, which will open to the public on March 19, to be a relaxed, friendly, family-run fishery.

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'Our main objective is to offer the best day-ticket carp fishing in the area and to soon become recognised as one of the leading carp fisheries in the country.

'We want carp anglers of all abilities to come to Airfield Lakes for an enjoyable session in peaceful countryside and catch lots of the best-looking carp around.'

The fishery is just outside Dickleburgh, a mile off the A140 between Ipswich and Norwich.

The venue is on private farmland opposite a Second World War aerodrome, which is now only used once or twice a year for vintage aircraft displays.

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