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Please post all catch reports here so that they're all together.


Mods, could you please transfer any reports elsewhere to here? Many thanks.


Weather today has been sunny spells, average temperatures, light SW wind becoming calm late afternoon then within seconds moderate to fresh NE at dusk.


Before the Fish-In proper started Si and Budgie both had 40lb+ commons from the Carp Lake. Moreover pictures clearly show that they were different fish, even though the weights were similar at 42-12 (a new PB common) to Si and 43-00 to Budgie.


The first day is always slow as the fish are used to 3 anglers rather than 23 on the Coarse Lake, and of course there's lots of disturbance with transporting guests around. Today was no exception. Nearly all the fish so far have come from the NE end of the lake.


Here's the fish I know of (not counting Si and Budgie's 40lb+ commons just before the official start):


Coarse Lake


KAYC - 7 tench (4 males, 3 females) to 7-10 plus a 2-04 eel and a jack

Glyn - tench of 7-08, plus a tench of 6-06 (his first fish of any species) to helper Stuart who shared the swim

John Weddup - tench of 7-09 and 7-11, plus 2 eels c2lbs and 2 jacks

Steve Walker - 7-07 tench + a jack

Maddog - perch of 1-02 plus 3 pike to 6lbs

3 Doors Down - pike of about 8lbs

JK - pike of 15-01 & 8-00

Addicted to Scopex - PB eel of 4-13 + 5 others

Bluben79 - 10 jacks

Tincatinca - 7-09 tench

Mad Russ - 3 pike (his first ever) including a PB of 7-02

Mat Hillman - 3 jacks + 1 eels

Errrm - PB perch of 2-10 + a 6-04 pike

Rusty - PB male tench of 6-12

Jedibond - 2 eels

JohnBlock - 2-10 eel + a jack

Inspector Gadget - tench of 8-07 & 9-04, both PBs

Stalker - 5-04 tench and a 7lb pike

BadExcuseforanAngler - 1 jack

Dave Johnson - 6lb pike

Leon Roskilly - 2 pike to 10-04


Carp Lake


Si - mirror of 34-10

Elton - 13lb pike

Dave H - 7 jacks + 2-02 eel & another

Andrew Burgess - PB eel of 4-12

Budgie - new Wingham record eel of 5-10 + 4 other eels including a 4-02, others approx 3lbs

Dales - eels of 3-02 & 3-00 + 2 jacks

Edited by Steve Burke

Wingham Specimen Coarse & Carp Syndicates www.winghamfisheries.co.uk Beautiful, peaceful, little fished gravel pit syndicates in Kent with very big fish. 2017 Forum Fish-In Sat May 6 to Mon May 8. Articles http://www.anglersnet.co.uk/steveburke.htm Index of all my articles on Angler's Net

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Had 1 eel last night 3-07.



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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Float-fishing in the margins, unsuccessfully targeting perch or tench on lob-worms, I had two pike.


First weighed 10.5lbs, the second around 6lb.


Great fun on a light float-rod and 6lb line (and size 10 circle hooks).


A fully mirrored carp of around 15-20 lbs paid a fleeting visit into the margins, swimming by about 2ft from the bank.

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Unsurprisingly with a change to a cold NE wind and cloud the fishing is very poor. Annoyingly the change happened very suddenly at dusk last night, normally the time when Wingham switches on. Even more annoying, the day after the event ends the weather will be turning warm and sunny!


For an update of the catches please refer back to post 1 above.

Wingham Specimen Coarse & Carp Syndicates www.winghamfisheries.co.uk Beautiful, peaceful, little fished gravel pit syndicates in Kent with very big fish. 2017 Forum Fish-In Sat May 6 to Mon May 8. Articles http://www.anglersnet.co.uk/steveburke.htm Index of all my articles on Angler's Net

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I had the privilege to be invited to fish Wingham 2012 for the Saturday and although my basket was empty at the end of my session, it is sometimes only secondary to the experience of being at such a wonderful place and having a chance to meet our AN friends.


Firstly and big thank you to Steve for inviting me, I have not had any opportunity to fish in the last twelve months and I enjoyed myself immensely.


As usual the organisation was second to none and a tremendous thank you to Steve, Peggy, Terry, Glynn and all the bailiffs who have work so hard to make this annual event the highlight of our fishing calendar.


Here are some photo,s of the outlook from my swim, which I hope conveys the sheer beauty of Wingham.













Once again many thanks to all.



Fishing seems to be my favorite form of loafing.


"Even a bad day of fishing is better than a good day of work."


I know the joy of fishes in the river through my own joy, as I go walking along the same river.


What do you think if the float does not dip, try again I think.

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Well done to all who caught fish; Sue and I were there yesterday for the BBQ and would also comment that the conditions were less than ideal but it is nice to see that some nice Tench coming out.

However the conditions were ideal for our trout fishing trip after we left I had Five trout out to 3lbs on buzzers and Hares ear nymphs and Sue had a nice fish of around 2.5lbs on a damsel nymph.

Maybe we will be back to the coarse fishing mullarkey quicker that anticipated, consensus was that we could do with another AN fish in at Timsbury, I am looking into it and will advise further.





After a certain age, if you don't wake up aching in every joint, you are probably dead.



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Firstly a big thank you to everyone at Wingham for the great weekend. Also thanks to Dales for lending me some banksticks for the weekend.


Right, a little bit about the fishing. It was hard, despie this I felt I let down Steve a bit after he gave me the best Tench swim in the lake and the I didn't even manage one bit from a tench all weekend! I tried all the humps and bars in the swim and also the slt in front of me but I just couldn't find them or get them feeding. Halfway through the weekend I switched Tom targetting perch and eels and managed a new PB perch of 2-10 and a pike so despite how bad it went I ended up quite happy especially as it seems no other perch were caught which was quite surprising.


Anyway, congratulations to everyone that caught and hopefully those that didn't will try again next year. When the fishing is good it's an amazing place to be so hopefully see you all next year if I'm lucky.


Looking forward now to reading everyone else's reports from the weekend :-)

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Just back and unpacked.


A huge thank you to everbody involved from me too, more detailed credits will be in blog as will a pic of this weekend's triumph. Only 3 bites and only one of those was from a fish....a 6lb 12oz male tench and a new PB :clap2:

It's never a 'six', let's put it back

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