A Kent syndicate water had produced its second fifty in recent weeks with this 54lb 12oz mirror.
Rob Burrage banked the giant fish during an overnight session at Wingham Carp Lake. The same venue also produced a 50lb 11oz common during the summer and owner Steve Burke is enthusiastic about the lake’s prospects.
He said: “"Both the fifties were born at Wingham and so I don't know how old they are, let alone how big they'll grow, but even I'm getting excited now!"
The giant mirror was caught just 25 yards out in 8ft of water. Structural designer Rob said: “If I had realised just how special the fish was I wouldn't have played it quite so hard to keep it out of the weed!"
The 43-year-old from nearby Sevenoaks added: “There's no place like Wingham for peace and tranquillity plus the chance of catching something special.”
Rob presented an S2 pop-up from Specialized Hookbaits on a size 6 G-Force hook tied to G-Force Blackout hooklink. He baited with a kilo of GLM Sausage Oil boilies from Shoreline Baits and the bite came on the morning of his overnight session.