Distinctive mirror doubles in weight as venue nears 50 20s

Distinctive mirror doubles in weight as venue nears 50 20s

A distinctive mirror has doubled in weight in just two years as a revitalised day-ticket lake edges closer to boasting 50 20-pounders.

The fish, creatively known as Arfur Scargill due to an old injury to its gill plate, topped 20lb for the first time when Ricky Papworth caught it at 20lb 5oz.

It had weighed just 10lb in 2015 and now takes the tally of twenties in the Back Lake at East Delph to 47.

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As it was in 2015: just 10lb

As it was in 2015: just 10lb

The day-ticket venue in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, was taken over by former teacher James Mackay three years ago when it was mainly used for match angling.

Speaking of the capture of Arfur Scargill, he said: “One of the most characterful fish in the lake has rocketed in weight, doubling in size in two years.

“I love this fish!  It’s a great example of the weight gains over the last few years. 

“Three years ago there was one 20-pounder in Back Lake – there are now 47.”

The fish was caught on a Salty Squid pop-up attached to a multi rig.

Now: 20lb 5oz in 2017.

Now: 20lb 5oz in 2017.