Carp Lake Syndicate

CARP SYNDICATE IN KENT

Beautiful, quiet, little fished syndicate with 7 50lb+ English carp to 60-08 – and  they’re not yet fully-grown!

On a beautiful Kent nature reserve and a long way from any major road. The loudest noise is usually birdsong.

Little fished gravel pit – only 30 members on 15 acres.

Wingham is an extremely rich water, and was lightly stocked with the fastest growing 3 year old carp in their year class. What’s more, all the carp are British!

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Even though it’s now reached 52-00 it’s still only the 5th biggest in the Carp Lake!

Our first 30lber was caught at just 7 years of age. This was possibly the youngest ever 30lb English carp at the time.

There’s now a lot of 30lbers, with more than half of the carp caught being over this weight.  Almost half of the many 40lbers are commons, with 7 of these (3 mirrors and 4 commons) having already reached 50lbs+.

The syndicate records currently stand at 60-08 for mirror carp and 59-08 for common carp.

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Dan Taylor with Wingham’s first 60 at 60-08

To avoid overbreeding and keep growth rates up, in some years the few small carp caught (those under 20lbs) have been removed as caught. However all carp are again being returned to allow a greater number of fish to come through.

Indeed, several carp born at Wingham have already reached 50lbs including the 59-08 common and the 60-08 mirror .  These growth rates are a direct result of the very low fishing pressure.  Hardly any bait goes into Wingham and the carp have grown very big on natural food.

The only species in the lake are carp, pike and the odd big eel (to 5-10), so almost every take is from a big carp.

 

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59-08, the bigger of a brace of 50s to Dan Taylor!

NOW OTTER FENCED.

Clubhouse with kitchen, lounge, bait room, toilets and shower. Secure car parking.

4 rod limit in Winter, 3 rod limit in Summer. No pike fishing.

The mysterious 40 acre Main Lake syndicate also contains very big carp indeed but has been even less fished, having only just been fully opened to carp anglers.  The average age is even younger than in the Carp Lake but it’s already produced a lot of 40s including 2 different 50s up to 56-14.  Many expect it to surpass even the Carp Lake in a few years!  Click here to go to the Main Lake page

FOR THE LATEST NEWS AND TO SEE THE PROGRESS FROM JANUARY 2000 FOR BOTH SYNDICATES click here

 

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Dawn over Wingham Carp Lake (photo Julian Grattidge)

NO DAY TICKETS, SYNDICATE FISHING ONLY

Following a change of ownership (that thankfully saved the site from development) we’ve unfortunately had a big rent increase and we’re now over the vat limit.

To allow those with limited budgets to enjoy Wingham the season for both syndicates is therefore now divided into 3 periods of 4 months.

Syndicate members may choose to fish for 4, 8 or 12 months of the year, and/or to split their fishing between the Main Lake and Carp Lake syndicates.  Current prices are:

Winter period (Nov 15th – Mar 14th)  £480 incl vat

Early period (Mar 15th – July 14th)  £1260 incl vat

Late period (July 15th – Nov 14th)  £715 incl vat

Discounted 12 month ticket  £2075 incl vat

Joining fee £290 incl vat.  There’s no further joining fee if you increase the number of periods, or if you join the Main Lake Coarse & Carp syndicate.

Credit/debit cards accepted via PayPal.

Places on the 15 acre Carp Lake syndicate are limited to just 30, and there is a waiting list.

THERE IS A WAITING LIST FOR BOTH SYNDICATES.