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Budgie, I think you need to cut down on the swimming and do more fishing when you visit Wingham :D

Stephen

 

Species Caught 2014

Zander, Pike, Bream, Roach, Tench, Perch, Rudd, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Eel, Grayling, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

Species Caught 2013

Pike, Zander, Bream, Roach, Eel, Tench, Rudd, Perch, Common Carp, Koi Carp, Brown Goldfish, Grayling, Brown Trout, Chub, Roosterfish, Dorado, Black Grouper, Barracuda, Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Tarpon, Red Snapper

Species Caught 2012
Zander, Pike, Perch, Chub, Ruff, Gudgeon, Dace, Minnow, Wels Catfish, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Ghost Carp, Roach, Bream, Eel, Rudd, Tench, Arapaima, Mekong Catfish, Sawai Catfish, Marbled Tiger Catfish, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Thai Redtail Catfish, Batrachian Walking Catfish, Siamese Carp, Rohu, Julliens Golden Prize Carp, Giant Gourami, Java Barb, Red Tailed Tin Foil Barb, Nile Tilapia, Black Pacu, Red Bellied Pacu, Alligator Gar
Species Caught 2011
Zander, Tench, Bream, Chub, Barbel, Roach, Rudd, Grayling, Brown Trout, Salmon Parr, Minnow, Pike, Eel, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Ghost Carp, Koi Carp, Crucian Carp, F1 Carp, Blue Orfe, Ide, Goldfish, Brown Goldfish, Comet Goldfish, Golden Tench, Golden Rudd, Perch, Gudgeon, Ruff, Bleak, Dace, Sergeant Major, French Grunt, Yellow Tail Snapper, Tom Tate Grunt, Clown Wrasse, Slippery Dick Wrasse, Doctor Fish, Graysby, Dusky Squirrel Fish, Longspine Squirrel Fish, Stripped Croaker, Leather Jack, Emerald Parrot Fish, Red Tail Parrot Fish, White Grunt, Bone Fish
Species Caught 2010
Zander, Pike, Perch, Eel, Tench, Bream, Roach, Rudd, Mirror Carp, Common Carp, Crucian Carp, Siamese Carp, Asian Redtail Catfish, Sawai Catfish, Rohu, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Pacu, Long Tom, Moon Wrasse, Sergeant Major, Green Damsel, Tomtate Grunt, Sea Chub, Yellowtail Surgeon, Black Damsel, Blue Dot Grouper, Checkered Sea Perch, Java Rabbitfish, One Spot Snapper, Snubnose Rudderfish
Species Caught 2009
Barramundi, Spotted Sorubim Catfish, Wallago Leeri Catfish, Wallago Attu Catfish, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Mrigul, Siamese Carp, Java Barb, Tarpon, Wahoo, Barracuda, Skipjack Tuna, Bonito, Yellow Eye Rockfish, Red Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Black Fin Snapper, Dog Snapper, Yellow Tail Snapper, Marble Grouper, Black Fin Tuna, Spanish Mackerel, Mutton Snapper, Redhind Grouper, Saddle Grouper, Schoolmaster, Coral Trout, Bar Jack, Pike, Zander, Perch, Tench, Bream, Roach, Rudd, Common Carp, Golden Tench, Wels Catfish
Species Caught 2008
Dorado, Wahoo, Barracuda, Bonito, Black Fin Tuna, Long Tom, Sergeant Major, Red Snapper, Black Damsel, Queen Trigga Fish, Red Grouper, Redhind Grouper, Rainbow Wrasse, Grey Trigger Fish, Ehrenbergs Snapper, Malabar Grouper, Lunar Fusiler, Two Tone Wrasse, Starry Dragonet, Convict Surgeonfish, Moonbeam Dwarf Angelfish,Bridled Monocle Bream, Redlined Triggerfish, Cero Mackeral, Rainbow Runner
Species Caught 2007
Arapaima, Alligator Gar, Mekong Catfish, Spotted Sorubim Catfish, Pacu, Siamese Carp, Barracuda, Black Fin Tuna, Queen Trigger Fish, Red Snapper, Yellow Tail Snapper, Honeycomb Grouper, Red Grouper, Schoolmaster, Cubera Snapper, Black Grouper, Albacore, Ballyhoo, Coney, Yellowfin Goatfish, Lattice Spinecheek

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Budgie, I think you need to cut down on the swimming and do more fishing when you visit Wingham :D

 

I heard he going for a record for the most entrance into the water than fishing this year - so far it 2 - 2 for going in the water and fishing as well.

 

hmmmmmm.......I wonder if we could make it 3 -3 on the specimen group meeting in June? :lol:

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I heard he going for a record for the most entrance into the water than fishing this year - so far it 2 - 2 for going in the water and fishing as well.

 

hmmmmmm.......I wonder if we could make it 3 -3 on the specimen group meeting in June? :lol:

 

 

For his own safety maybe he needs an "exclusion zone" of a metre around the lakes. All casting and landing of fish must be made outside the zone :D

 

Andrew as he was wet anyway, you should have got him to swim out and bait up your spots. Just use a long landing net handle to keep him in the water until he fisnished the job :D

Stephen

 

Species Caught 2014

Zander, Pike, Bream, Roach, Tench, Perch, Rudd, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Eel, Grayling, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

Species Caught 2013

Pike, Zander, Bream, Roach, Eel, Tench, Rudd, Perch, Common Carp, Koi Carp, Brown Goldfish, Grayling, Brown Trout, Chub, Roosterfish, Dorado, Black Grouper, Barracuda, Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Tarpon, Red Snapper

Species Caught 2012
Zander, Pike, Perch, Chub, Ruff, Gudgeon, Dace, Minnow, Wels Catfish, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Ghost Carp, Roach, Bream, Eel, Rudd, Tench, Arapaima, Mekong Catfish, Sawai Catfish, Marbled Tiger Catfish, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Thai Redtail Catfish, Batrachian Walking Catfish, Siamese Carp, Rohu, Julliens Golden Prize Carp, Giant Gourami, Java Barb, Red Tailed Tin Foil Barb, Nile Tilapia, Black Pacu, Red Bellied Pacu, Alligator Gar
Species Caught 2011
Zander, Tench, Bream, Chub, Barbel, Roach, Rudd, Grayling, Brown Trout, Salmon Parr, Minnow, Pike, Eel, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Ghost Carp, Koi Carp, Crucian Carp, F1 Carp, Blue Orfe, Ide, Goldfish, Brown Goldfish, Comet Goldfish, Golden Tench, Golden Rudd, Perch, Gudgeon, Ruff, Bleak, Dace, Sergeant Major, French Grunt, Yellow Tail Snapper, Tom Tate Grunt, Clown Wrasse, Slippery Dick Wrasse, Doctor Fish, Graysby, Dusky Squirrel Fish, Longspine Squirrel Fish, Stripped Croaker, Leather Jack, Emerald Parrot Fish, Red Tail Parrot Fish, White Grunt, Bone Fish
Species Caught 2010
Zander, Pike, Perch, Eel, Tench, Bream, Roach, Rudd, Mirror Carp, Common Carp, Crucian Carp, Siamese Carp, Asian Redtail Catfish, Sawai Catfish, Rohu, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Pacu, Long Tom, Moon Wrasse, Sergeant Major, Green Damsel, Tomtate Grunt, Sea Chub, Yellowtail Surgeon, Black Damsel, Blue Dot Grouper, Checkered Sea Perch, Java Rabbitfish, One Spot Snapper, Snubnose Rudderfish
Species Caught 2009
Barramundi, Spotted Sorubim Catfish, Wallago Leeri Catfish, Wallago Attu Catfish, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Mrigul, Siamese Carp, Java Barb, Tarpon, Wahoo, Barracuda, Skipjack Tuna, Bonito, Yellow Eye Rockfish, Red Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Black Fin Snapper, Dog Snapper, Yellow Tail Snapper, Marble Grouper, Black Fin Tuna, Spanish Mackerel, Mutton Snapper, Redhind Grouper, Saddle Grouper, Schoolmaster, Coral Trout, Bar Jack, Pike, Zander, Perch, Tench, Bream, Roach, Rudd, Common Carp, Golden Tench, Wels Catfish
Species Caught 2008
Dorado, Wahoo, Barracuda, Bonito, Black Fin Tuna, Long Tom, Sergeant Major, Red Snapper, Black Damsel, Queen Trigga Fish, Red Grouper, Redhind Grouper, Rainbow Wrasse, Grey Trigger Fish, Ehrenbergs Snapper, Malabar Grouper, Lunar Fusiler, Two Tone Wrasse, Starry Dragonet, Convict Surgeonfish, Moonbeam Dwarf Angelfish,Bridled Monocle Bream, Redlined Triggerfish, Cero Mackeral, Rainbow Runner
Species Caught 2007
Arapaima, Alligator Gar, Mekong Catfish, Spotted Sorubim Catfish, Pacu, Siamese Carp, Barracuda, Black Fin Tuna, Queen Trigger Fish, Red Snapper, Yellow Tail Snapper, Honeycomb Grouper, Red Grouper, Schoolmaster, Cubera Snapper, Black Grouper, Albacore, Ballyhoo, Coney, Yellowfin Goatfish, Lattice Spinecheek

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For his own safety maybe he needs an "exclusion zone" of a metre around the lakes. All casting and landing of fish must be made outside the zone :D

 

Andrew as he was wet anyway, you should have got him to swim out and bait up your spots. Just use a long landing net handle to keep him in the water until he fisnished the job :D

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For his own safety maybe he needs an "exclusion zone" of a metre around the lakes. All casting and landing of fish must be made outside the zone :D

 

Andrew as he was wet anyway, you should have got him to swim out and bait up your spots. Just use a long landing net handle to keep him in the water until he fisnished the job :D

 

Wouldn't that be classed as budgie baiting ?

 

I'll get me coat :D

Ian

 

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I've got some embarrassing video footage I recorded - it starts off with me striking at what I realised was a line bite, but after the reflex strike action had already been initiated, and then while sorting that out, getting bitten off by old toothy. Will youtube it when I get time.

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I've just got back from the lake, having stayed on a couple of days to fish. It's a bit like Wingham a few years ago at the moment - very hard work, very few fish, but all big! I can't believe how many PBs were caught, it's fantastic, well done to everyone who caught and hopefully those who didn't enjoyed the experience anyway.

 

Thanks Peggy for the 3 BBQs (always a pleasure!) and Steve C for the bacon and beer, and also Steve B for allowing Rich and I to fish a vacated swim on the final night. We recorded a double blank but enjoyed it a great deal, we're usually at opposite ends of the lake so it was nice to share a swim and (as the carp boys say) have a bit of a social!

 

I'd like to say a special well done to Rusty for landing that huge tench from a tricky swim full of bars. When you lost that first fish to a bar I really felt for you and was hoping the Wingham karma would make it up to you, and I was so pleased when I heard you'd had a double! Now, do the decent thing, get those pins on ebay and get yourself some delkims and a bivvy ;)

 

After blanking for the bream I just did the last 24 hours on one of the platform swims that was unfished at the fish-in, hoping for a big tench. I didn't feed at all, I just fished little PVA bags of maggots in different spots. The result was one smallish tench lost to a gravel bar (it got totally stuck and by the time I'd freed the rig it was long gone), 3 perch with a biggest of 2lb exactly (all neatly hooked in the bottom lip on a bolt rig :rolleyes: ), and one tench landed of 8lb 4oz that was very heavy with spawn. It's a shame the fishing slowed right down just in time for the fish-in, but I guess that's the way it goes sometimes. Next year maybe it will be on fire!

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As always I'll start my report by giving thanks to all those people who make the Wingham Fish-in possible.

 

Thank you to Glyn, Terry, Budgie and Andrew for the taxi service provided. :thumbs: .

Thank you to Anderoo, Richard Capper, Steve C and TincaTinca for all the advice given on my swim (Paul, your detailed photo is in the clubhouse desk draw. Thanks very much for this) :thumbs:

Thank you to Sam for the hard work put in to cleaning the club house. I hope you go on to enjoy your fishing and catch a few Wingham monsters yourself. :thumbs:

Thank you to Peggy for the incredible BBQ. Your incredibly patient and hard working and we all appreciate everything you do for us :thumbs::clap:

Lastly, thanks to Steve as if it wasn't for his incredibly hard work and costly investment Wingham would not exist and we wouldn't have the opportunity to fish such a wonderful fishery. Steve, you are the man!! :notworthy:

 

Now to my report of the weekend:

 

 

I have been extremely lucky in that this is the 6th time I have fished Wingham in the last 7 years and considering that Steve had to turn 10 people away this year I know how fortunate I am to have been given a place. This was purely down to my fishing partner (Cliff63) who had to drop out of last years fish-in due to contracting a very serious virus which caused him to lose over a stone and a half in 48 hours. Because of this he was promised a spot this year and as he’s not allowed to go fishing without me I was invited along ;). Thanks mate I owe you one.

 

 

As Wingham is over 220 miles from home we decided to travel down on the Friday afternoon so that we didn’t have to set out at silly’o’clock on Saturday morning. When we arrived we set off around the carp lake to find Budgie and Andrew to have a chat. I have to apologise to them both as we didn’t leave for over 3 hours and Budgie didn’t even get chance to bait his swim. Great to catch up again though guy’s and congrats to Andrew on his new PB Carp.

 

While we were there Steve arrived with greetings and our allocated swims. Cliff was in Middle Wood, a swim I fished last year with great results but one that proved difficult for Cliff due to heavy weed and a number of pike, and I was on Tim’s Point. A swim that controls a lot of water and a whole host of features to fish to. Hasten to say I got as much information out of Anderoo, Richard and TinaTinca(Paul) as I could before the start.

 

When I got to the swim I had a feel around with the marker rod and found 2 spots which I was happy with. I did have a nightmare with my marker set up though as the float and lead would seperate in flight and would cause the braid to tangle. This meant that on 4 out of 5 casts I couldn't let the float up to check the depth. Anybody else had this problem? Thanks to Richard Capper for supplying another marker setup which helped to confirm my 3rd spot. I would be fishing 4 spots in total as I fed the deep margin with corn, pellet and red maggots in the hope that the Bream would move in. I only fished this line at night.

 

My other 3 lines were fished in the spots marked below.

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As you can see there were lots of features but my choices were made slightly easier in that I knew the wind would be picking up from Sunday morning so there was no point feeding a spot that I probably wouldn't be able to reach for the rest of the weekend.

 

As the week before the fish-in had seen a bout of high pressure it looked as though things could be slow. For this reason I decided that I would keep feeding to a minimum and would only be using PVA bags. I tried different baits and combinations on all 3 rods hoping to find a prefference.

 

I had lots of line bites through Saturday night and early sunday which showed me that there were fish in the area but it took until about 11am Sunday morning to get a take on the middle rod. This was fished on a 10mm bloodworm boilie with a fake bloodworm as a boilie stop. This was a female fish of 6lb 5oz which I was later informed was the smallest female tench caught so far. Hey I hadn't blanked so it could have been 2lb and I'd still have been happy. While I was rebaiting this rod my right hand rod gave a jerkey take and I was in again. This was a diferent fight completely and was confirmed when a pike of about 7lb was landed and returned.

 

After Sunday's BBQ I decided that I would take a gamble on one of the rods as it was mentioned by some very knowledgable anglers that the fish had switched on to naturals. Casters would have been perfect in this situation but as I had none of these with me I decided to mix up some groundbait which was heavily laced with maggots. 5 pints of them! :blink: I was hoping that this would get the fish mooching around on the spot and as it was only on one of the rods, and I had alot of features I could move to if it didn't work.

I didn't have a single bleep through Sunday afternoon/night and thought that I had blown it. As it had been quite a cold night and the air pressure was predicted to drop throuought the day I decided that I would leave this rod for the rest of the day as tench can switch on at any time. This was proven at midday when this rod screamed off and after a spirited fight I had a big fish in the net. I thought this fish was going to make 9lb as it was full of spawn but at 8lb 5oz I was still extremely happy and Wingham had done it for me again.

 

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As we had travelled so far and had nothing to get back home for as we'd both got a few days off we wanted to make the most of the weekend and decided to fish till the very end. At about half 3 while I was taking down the bivvy and slowly packing away the non essesntial items I had a run on the middle rod and this fish was in a different league. It snagged me up twice but luck was on my side and I got the fish moving again. I was convinced that this was a carp as it felt extremely heavy and had moved from where I hooked it around to the oposite side of the swim and I just could not get it under control. As it neared my right hand rod I dropped the tip hoping that it wouldn't hook up my other line. When the alarm let out a couple of bleeps I thought that my attempts had failed. Then that rod went into melt down! I couldn't believe what was happening! I had what I thought was a carp on one rod and my other rod was being stripped of line at a rate of knots. When myself and Cliff go fishing and it looks like we're going to be fishing apart we always have a pair of Walkie talkies so that we can still have a natter about all things angling. So a shout for help was made and Cliff made the 100m dash from Middle Wood to help me out. When he got there the fish had taken at least 30 - 40yrds of line and was still running when he eventually got to the rod. I was convinced that the fish would be over the back of the bar and would surely part the line.

 

To my amazement my fish turned out to be a male tench. And an average sized one at that. These fish really do fight like tigers!

I decided that as Cliff had struggled the weekend I would allow him the pleasure of playing this second fish to the net. This fish turned out to be a tench as well and I think this will be the only time I'll ever have over 12lb of tench in my landing net :rolleyes:

 

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This turned out to be the final action of the weekend. The final tally was 5 tench and 1 pike. Another fantastic session and one that will go in the memory banks along with the other 5 Wingham sessions I've been lucky enough to have been invited to.

 

I'll finish off with a picture which is one of my favourites from the weekend and proves that there's more than one reason to get up at first light.

 

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Thanks for reading

 

Ant

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Effort equals reward!!

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Hi Guys sorry this has taken so long...work got in the way then i forgot my apologies to all...

 

Mine and Mat Hillman's (brother) pictures from Wingham:

 

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This was my first PB tench at Wingham...

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