Wingham Carp Lake Explodes Into Life!

Below is a news report written by my friend, and Syndicate Manager of what has to be one of the best fisheries in the UK, Steve Burke. It was published first on the Wingham website

Unfortunately, only one of the anglers concerned wanted his face in the press, but it gives you some idea of the fish in there. I actually photographed a forty there on my birthday three years ago. Sadly, though, it wasn't me who caught it! You can read the old report by clicking HERE.

Wingham is a great fishery. There's a link below the news item to their website. Take a moment to view it if you like big carp, tench, bream and perch!

Elton Murphy,


4 40lb+ commons in 4 days!

With the cold wet spring the complex has been predictably late in waking up this year. However the Carp Lake has just done so with a bang.

It's produced 4 40lb+ commons in 4 successive days - what's more they're all different!

The first of these was caught by Andy Matthews and is a new record common at 47-08. It's the same fish as the old record caught in November last year and so has continued to grow over the winter. It had previously come out at 41-02 in October the year before and so may well have some way to go yet.

The second two were part of a 2 day catch of 2 forties at 41-06 and 40-02, plus 3 thirties and a 29. The captor? That man Bob MacGregor again!

The final one was a 42-12, and new member Marc Vicarey's first carp from the lake. It still had leeches on and so had just woken up.

With the fish still growing several members are predicting that the Carp Lake will produce both a 50lb mirror and a 50lb common later in the year. I'd still bet on the Coarse Lake doing a 50 first though.

Steve Burke
Syndicate Fishery Manager -

40lb Common Carp
Big Common Carp
Marc Vicarey - 42-12lb Common Carp