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86lb carp brace from the Kent venue

86lb-plus brace of carp has been banked on Wingham syndicate Carp Lake in Kent, UK, by Matt Jones, a South London angler



Former British Carp Angling champion Matt Jones has banked his third 86lb-plus brace with 21.8kg (48lb and 2oz) common and 17.2kg (37lb and 15oz) mirror carp while fishing the Wingham syndicate lake in Kent.

The 41-year-old carp angler used Mainline Hybrid bolies on a size 6 hook.
He told Angling Times: "I've now caught the biggest common and the biggest mirror in the Carp Lake. I'm now after the prettiest fish there, a heavily plated mirror that was last caught two years ago at just under 45lb. After that I'll probably switch to the little-fished Main Lake as that's already produced eight different forties, even though the fish are even younger."

Wingham creator Steve Burke said: "The common had last come out in the spring at 50lb 11oz and I'm very pleased that it's already made up most of its pre-spawn weight. It's an exceptional 38ins long to the fork of the tail, but only 30ins in girth and still growing fast.  How much it'll weigh when it fills out is anyone's guess!"
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