WOW – what a week for giants! The two biggest carp in this issue have set tongues wagging, just like our recent exclusive about record pike.
If you missed the pictures of those massive Blagdon pike, they are in our latest reports on giant pike in p.7.
I’ve seen doubts cast over the bulky predators… but they are believed by AM contributor Neville Fickling, the No.1 pike historian. Being weighed in a boat, there is sadly no chance of either becoming a British record.
That cannot be said about the 68 lb 8 oz carp, right. Congratulations Nigel Ludbrook, who shares his story and pictures here.
Many carpers want the British Record Fish Committee to turn down any claim, and keep The Parrot (68 lb 1 oz) at the top. But as Nigel’s catch was legally imported years ago, then left to grow on, what’s to stop the BRFC acknowledging this as the biggest, fairly caught carp?
NOBODY will dispute the claim of the 108 lb fish in p.6 to the unofficial World title.
Yes, it’s fed a big diet.
Yes, it has lived fast and will probably die young. You may smile, cringe, or cry, but you cannot deny it’s the biggest carp you have ever seen. I’d never want to fish for it, but where do we draw the line?
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