In an incredible 48 hours this week George Benos banked Britain’s record carp at 62lb in Berkshire then headed to Kent to catch a 58-pounder.
The 120lb duo began on Monday with the capture of the Parrot at 62lb 8oz from Cranwells on the Wasing Estate.
But rather than resting on his laurels, George headed to Kent for his first-ever session on the Carp Lake at the Wingham syndicate and banked Black Spot at 58lb 6oz on Wednesday.
"After having the Parrot after an intense campaign, to have Black Spot on the first day of my first-ever trip to Wingham is amazing,” said the 41-year-old AA patrolman.
“Never in my wildest dreams did I expect my first Wingham fish to be the biggest!"
The incredible week follows less than a month after the Hertfordshire angler landed another of the Cranwells A-Team, Floppy Tail, at 41lb 2oz.
His capture of the Parrot – which still holds the British record at 68lb 1oz – is the fish’s third visit to the bank this year after it was caught by Terry Hearn (63lb) and Dave Mattock (62lb 10oz).
Both George's captures came on Proper Carp Baits Black Seal boilies. He used these in conjunction with a 12mm white pineapple pop-up to account for Black Spot.
He used hinged stiff rigs made 25lb Gardner UltraSkin and 25lb Trip Wire tied to size 5 Gardner Covert Dark Chod hooks and 15lb Gardner GT80+ mainline.
Wingham boss Steve Burke said Black Spot, which has topped 60lb before, and the rest of his stock are only just starting to become active after a cold spring.
"We have our own microclimate here and everything is well behind," he said, "The water temperature two and a half weeks ago was only 12.5C. It's shot up now but there's no sign of spawning."