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Amazing week as Scott makes it two ‘90s’ from Europe
SCOTT Phillips has joined an exclusive club of anglers to have landed 90lb carp from two countries after a phenomenal session at Euro Aqua in Hungary.
The Midlands angler travelled to the record-breaking water and banked a double, a twenty, a thirty, a forty, a fifty, a sixty, a seventy, an eighty and a 92lb 2oz mirror in a single week.
Scott, who banked the Scar Fish at Les Graviers in France at 99lb two years ago, also snared a catfish estimated at over 130lb.
“A dream session or what?!” he said. “Hopefully one day I will be lucky enough to complete the full set and land a 100lb carp.”
Scott’s second-biggest fish of the session was an 84lb 4oz mirror on the final night, while his thirdbiggest resulted from his first bite of the week and weighed 74lb 4oz.
The 92-pounder came as part of an incredible double take that also produced a comparatively small fish of 50lb 8oz.
“I got into my bed around 10pm and was nearly asleep when all of a sudden the left-hand rod burst
into life,” recalled Scott.
“I was on it straight away and knew that I had another big fish on. Taking my time and playing it quite softly, I had gained about 20 yards on it when my right-hand rod started to scream off.
“Now, with a rod in each hand, I was shouting to my mate Chris, but he was fast asleep.
“The second fish didn’t feel as big as the other one I was playing, so I put it back on the rest with the drag just loose enough to stop it pulling the rod in, and concentrated on the other fish.
“The fight lasted around 20 minutes in total and as soon as I saw it coming towards the net I knew it was a big fish but didn’t have time to look at it properly because I had the other rod to sort out.
Scott added: “It wasn’t until we lifted it out of the water and on to the mat that I realised just how big it was!”
CATCH OF THE WEEK 92lb 2oz MIRROR, EURO AQUA, HUNGARY
Second-best fish was Scott’s 84lb 4oz mirror.
Scott’s best fish went 92lb 2oz – phenomenal!