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Black Mirror dead !

Post  Admin on Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:52 pm

REPORT JUST IN – and, if confirmed, it’s more bad news for carp anglers…

The Black Mirror, a highly prized resident of Colnemere, AKA “The Mere”, near West London’s Heathrow Airport, is widely reported on internet forums to have died.

Many other fish, including an even bigger common carp, plus big tench and eels are also said to have died.

Fishing at the big former gravel pit has always been highly controverial, as it’s in a protected nature area – a Site of Special Scientific Interest – and some anglers have in the past been prosecuted for being there.

The dark, classic-looking British fish first shot to attention of the press in 1992 when Jason Hayward – caught it at 46 lb – 5 lb 8 oz short of the then British record. Jason won the Cobra Cup, awarded back then for previously “unknown” giants. Back then the water was run on a syndicate basis, but the syndicate later closed and no fishing was allowed.

Its last capture was a few weeks ago at 51 lb 12 oz. 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.

Rumours of The Black Mirror’s death have surfaced in the past.

This time, an angler who spoke to someone who discovered the Black Mirror, reported: ‘Sad day, not just the BM …. looks like every single swimming thing in the lake dead. From fry to the big carp … record sized eels and tench included. The BM was buried before the EA was contacted. The big common was bigger than the BM. Dead fish bleeding profusely.’


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Re: Black Mirror dead !

Post  nickb on Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:58 pm

not good news at all. hope there is an answer to what has happend on trhat lake.
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