23.08.10

The Black Mirror RIP

Unfortunately, word on the grapevine has it that another famous carp is dead. One of the most prized, sought-after carp in the country, known as The Black Mirror was found dead, sadly at the weekend.
Many other fish, including an even bigger common carp, plus big tench and eels are also said to have died.
The dark, classic-looking British fish first shot to attention in the angling press in 1992 when keen Korda user, Jason Hayward caught it at 46lb. This was just 5lb 8oz short of the then British record. Jason won the Cobra Cup, awarded back then for previously “unknown” giants.
Its last capture was a few weeks ago at 51lb 12oz. Several big names have landed the giant, and to do so is reckoned to be one of carping’s biggest challenges, just as Two Tone was.

It was actually an angler that stumbled across the Black Mirror and reported: “Sad day, not just the Black Mirror. It looks like every single swimming thing in the lake is dead. From fry to the big carp … record sized eels and tench included. The Black Mirror was buried before the EA was contacted. The big common was bigger than the Black Mirror. The dead fish were bleeding profusely.”
Well, it has to be said that this is a major loss in our fishing history, but we must look upwards and continue to pursue our dreams.

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