NewsThom AirsWingham, Kent

Pair of Wingham fish for more than 101lb

NewsThom AirsWingham, Kent
Pair of Wingham fish for more than 101lb

The Main Lake at the ultra-exclusive Wingham complex has produced a new record mirror as part of a 100lb ‘brace’.

Ian Brown banked a 57lb 10oz mirror just two minutes after casting out, then landed a 44lb 2oz specimen at the end of his session for a combined two-fish weight of 101lb 12oz.

The news comes less than a week after Wingham’s Carp Lake, which produced a bloated 83lb 4oz mirror last year, did a 60lb mirror.

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 The 57lb 10oz lake-record mirror

The 57lb 10oz lake-record mirror

“It was amazing to catch a rarely caught fish from a very special environment,” said Ian, a 59-year-old research scientist from near Ashford in Kent.

“I had a marsh harrier above me and the nightingales singing the background.”

Ian had moved swims having spotted fish activity 24 hours earlier and got the bite almost instantly.

 The smaller fish weighed 44lb 2oz

The smaller fish weighed 44lb 2oz

Wingham boss Steve Burke said: "The carp in the Main Lake average several years younger than in the Carp Lake and most of us feel that the water will shortly eclipse even the Carp Lake.”