Not content with winning this year’ British Carp Angling Championship and banking a 51lb mirror in the spring, Matt Jones has bagged an 86lb brace during a weekend session.
The Croydon angler banked a 44lb 4oz common within an hour of arriving at Kent’s Wingham syndicate, and followed it up with a 41lb 4oz mirror exactly 24 hours late.
In May, the 41-year-old company director caught the up-and-coming venue’s first 50-pounder in the shape of a 51lb 10oz mirror. This time around he was fishing to a trough next to an island which he had baited at the end of his previous session the week before.
He said: “Wingham is an awesome fishery with young English carp. The mirror is yet another new 40-pounder, and the 44lb common is well up in weight. My target is an even bigger common that’s already reached 47lb 8oz. It would really round off a brilliant season if I caught this at over 50lb as well!”
Matt baited with Urban Baits’ Nutcracker boilies and used a hinged stiff rig comprising a size 6 Korda Choddy hook tied to ESP materials.