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54-12 new carp record at Wingham!

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This is the mirror that came out at 53-02 in the Spring so it's already way over its pre-spawn weight! It was born at Wingham so I've no idea of how old it is or how much more it'll grow. But as it's grown almost 10lbs in justover 3 years even I'm getting exited now!

 

A picture and lots more catches including tench and bream can be found on the latest news page on the Wingham Fisheries web site (link below in my signature).

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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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Steve,

 

How near its genetic potential LENGTH do you reckon?

Phone

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Steve,

 

How near its genetic potential LENGTH do you reckon?

Phone

I've no idea, Phone, as none of the captors have measured its length. It wasn't a fish I stocked so it was born at Wingham. Without taking a scale I don't know how old it is and how much more it's likely to grow in spine length. By the way, it's a female.

 

However I did witness and measure the length of our biggest common when it came out in the summer at 49-02 (this is the one that reached 50-11 in the Spring). This had a length from its nose to the fork (not tip)of its tail of 38ins and a girth of 30ins. The length was measured next to the fish rather than along its lateral line. This is exceptional for a UK carp that as you know aren't usually long and slim like most US ones.

 

I always refuse to predict how big the Wingham carp are likely to grow but, as I said earlier, even I'm getting excited now.


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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