The Parrot

Wasing’s recording breaking mirror carp

‘The Parrot’ a mirror carp renamed due to its distinctive looking face was stocked into Cranwells Lake on the Wasing Estate in 1997 at 12lb.

Fisherman Matt Bryant had caught the Parrot 6 times, his best weight was around 64lb, Mike Bampton caught him in 2015 at 64lb 6oz. The Parrot has an average weight gain of 3lb 4oz per year and was caught by Dean Fletcher in January 2016 at a record breaking 68lb 1oz.