CATFISH now join carp in having some amusing names - and some daft ones too. Check this fella out...


This giant catfish is known as Big Bad Barry. It fell to Kyle Strange and is the biggest known catfish at Wintons in West Sussex, clonking the scales round to 89 lb 4 oz.

Fishing peg 41 on Heron, Kyle offered Spam and used 23 lb mono main line and 50 lb braided hook link, with a 3.5 lb test curve rod.

Wintons Fishery is in Burgess Hill, West Sussex and is rated as a premier specimen carp and catfish venue. But it also has some interesting specimens of other species too that rarely get fished for.

There are three lakes set in 33 acres of beautiful countryside with views reaching to the South Downs.

The lakes are well matured and cared for, delivering countless numbers of personal bests to its members who pay £60 then a charge to fish starting at £20 for a day.

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