Wingham

NEWS

PLANNING PERMISSION GRANTED
THE FUTURE OF WINGHAM FISHERIES TO BE GROWN ONSITE USING OUR TWO NEW PURPOSE BUILT STOCK PONDS. PLANNING PERMISSION HAS BEEN GRANTED AND CONSTRUCTION WILL TAKE PLACE THIS YEAR. TWO 10 METER BY 20 METER PONDS WILL ENABLE TO SELECTIVELY GROW OUR SHOOTERS STRAIGHT AFTER SPANNING, MONITORING AND FEEDING THEM TO ENSURE GROWTH RATES ARE MAXIMISED. THE FUTURE OF WINGHAM WILL BE LOOKING TO GROW A UK RECORD. 
NEW STOCK PONDS GIVEN THE GREEN LIGHT
MARCH 2020
NEW ERA BEGINS
AS OF JUNE 2019, WINGHAM FISHERIES IS UNDER NEW TENANCY. MATTHEW AND INDIA RADBOURNE HAVE TAKEN THE REINS KEEPING ALL FISHING, SIMPLY, BUSINESS AS USUAL BUT WITH MANY EXCITING IMPROVEMENTS ON THE HORIZON. BOTH ARE ENTHUSIASTIC WITH A HANDS ON APPROACH, SO WILL CONTINUE BUILDING ON THE SOLID FOUNDATIONS INHERITED AND WORK CLOSELY WITH ALL MEMBERS TO TACKLE THE MOST IMPROVEMENT CHALLENGES.
NEW TENANTS
JUNE 2019
BLACK SPOT CAUGHT 59LB 12OZ

OUR SUMMER TICKET WAS IN FULL SWING WITH AUGUST SEEING OVER 430LB CAUGHT WITH ONLY 14 FISH COMING OUT THE WATER, TOP WEIGHT BEING 44LB 8OZ. SEPTEMBER WAS A SLOW START, TAKING SEVEN DAYS TO GET OUR FIRST NIBBLE, BUT A BEAUTIFUL 43LB 8OZ COMMON IT WAS. 

TWO DAYS LATER, THE BUZZER WENT OFF AGAIN AND THIS TIME IT WAS A FAMILIAR MIRROR, "BLACK SPOT". SCOTT MASLEN WAS ABOUT TO LAND HIS BIGGEST CARP EVER IN THE UK.

SCOTT HAD BEEN IN FINE FORM OVER THE SUMMER ALREADY HOOKING FOUR CRACKING FISH BACK IN JULY DURING A WEEKS STAY, INCLUDING A 46LB COMMON. BUT, BLACK SPOT WAS LANDED SMOOTHLY EARLY ON MONDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER, WEIGHING A HEALTHY 59LB 12OZ. WOW.

 

BLACK SPOT IS ONE OF WINGHAMS MOST LOVED AND DESIRABLE CATCHES, HE'S BEEN WITH US SINCE DAY ONE AND CONTINUES TO GROW. IT WAS ONLY IN JULY 2019 THAT HE WAS CAUGHT AT 56LB 2OZ, ALREADY A CONSIDERABLE MASS. BUT, IF YOU LOOK BACK OVER THE YEARS, OUR MEMBERS HAVE CAUGHT HIM AS EARLY AS 2001 WHEN HE WAS A MERE 11LBS!

SCOTT MASLEN CATCHES BLACK SPOT - SEPT 2019
SEPT 2019
BIG WEEKEND - SIX BIG FISH

WHAT A WAY TO START THE SUMMER! ONLY THREE DAYS INTO THE SUMMER PERIOD AND ONE OF OUR POPULAR MEMBERS, RICCI CONNOLLY, COMES TO VISIT FOR HIS 40TH BIRTHDAY. BY THE END OF HIS FOUR NIGHT STAY I DOUBT RICCI COULD HAVE IMAGINED OR EVEN WISHED FOR A BETTER BIRTHDAY PRESENT. LANDING, NOT FOUR, NOT FIVE, BUT SIX FISH, TOTALING OVER 171LB AND HIS TOP WEIGHT HITTING 42LB 2 OZ.​

IN TOTAL, RICCI CAUGHT THREE MIRRORS AND THREE COMMONS AND LITTLE DID WE KNOW THAT THIS WAS THE BEGINNING OF A SUMMER THAT HE WOULDN'T FORGET. A RICH VEIN OF FORM CONTINUED AND BY THE END OF THE SUMMER PERIOD HE LANDED A TOTAL OF 19 CARP WITH FIVE OVER 40LB.

THE SUCCESS OF RICCI'S WEEKEND WOULD CONTINUE THROUGHOUT JULY WITH BOTH LAKES SEEING BIG WEIGHTS CAUGHT. BY THE END OF THE MONTH WE AMOUNTED OVER 1,027LBS CAUGHT, AVERAGING AT A HEALTHY 31LB PER FISH. INCLUDING A 46LB COMMON, A 46LB MIRROR (NELSON) AND BLACK SPOT MAKING AN APPEARENCE AT 56LB 2OZ.

RICCI CONNOLLY CATCHES 171LBS IN ONLY 4 DAYS
JULY 2019