Wingham protects its stocks

The scene of the recent 83¼lb record-breaking mirror, Wingham Fisheries, has announced the completion of their otter fence this week.

It is so important for carp fisheries nationwide to protect their stocks, even more so somewhere like Wingham. The complex is come to nine different fifty-pounders, which are priceless having taken over 20 years of nurturing to grow to that size.

The fence has been built to a very high specification. It uses heavy duty fencing along with metal posts to help it stand the test of time. Due to the Main Lake and Carp Lake being separated by a stream, both lakes have been fenced separately at great expense to the fishery. Thankfully, the Angling Improvement Fund administered by the Angling Trust from the Environment Agency helped a great deal.

Wingham owner Steve Burke told Carp-Talk: “Having spent over 20 years creating something beyond my wildest dreams I couldn’t stand by and allow it to be destroyed in perhaps as many weeks. It has been a massive cost, but having already sacrificed so much in the past it was clearly the right thing to do to protect Wingham for future generations.”

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