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New Wingham Carp Lake record at 61-04

Retirement Present Andy Matthews, just demobbed from British Transport Police, had a great retirement present in the shape of a new record mirror of 61-04 from Wingham Carp Lake. Andy takes up the story: "Black Spot is the fish I've wanted to catch ever since Steve invited me to join the Wingham Carp Lake syndicate

HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT BIVVY

Getting the right shelter for your fishing needs

ENERGIZER 3 LED HEAD TORCH

I’d been after a head torch with both white and red lights for absolutely ages. The advantages of a red light are that it’s less likely to scare fish, plus it doesn’t ruin your night vision - something I found out as an amateur astronomer. However, all the ones I’d seen either had flashing red

Timing Is Important

Fish such as carp often feed at the same time of day for a long time. Plan your fishing to take advantage of this. However a change in weather can often change the feeding time. Steve Burke  

Stay A Little Longer

Most anglers pack up too early. For most species the half hour either side of sunset is often better than all the other hours put together. Steve Burke