86lb-plus brace of carp from Wingham syndicate

Matt Jones banked his third 86lb-plus brace with this 48lb 2oz common and 37lb 15oz mirror.

The 41-year-old former winner of the British Carp Angling Championship caught the fine pair from the Wingham syndicate a week after catching a 31lb 2oz mirror from the Kent venue.

The South Londoner said: “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."

Matt fished a spot 50 yards out in 6ft of water to record his third 86lb-plus brace from the venue.

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!"

Matt baited with Mainline Hybrid boilies and fished a matching pop-up on a hinged stiff rig with a size 6 hook and a 3oz lead on a Fox clip.

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