It’s not the cap­tors’ fault but this ‘record’ carp saga is plain ridicu­lous

Angling Times (UK) - - YOUR FISHING WEEK -

I’VE just read on your Face­book page that the new ‘record’ carp in RH Fish­eries has been caught again, ex­cept this time it’s 2lb big­ger and is 71lb-some­thing now.

This is a wor­ry­ing time for carp fish­ing. Is this go­ing to be a weekly thing as the UK record gets upped and upped by the same force-fed fish?

Is this mon­stros­ity go­ing to grow and grow to the lev­els we see in France and Hun­gary – 90lb or even 100lb? I’m not hav­ing a go at the an­glers who have caught this re­cently-stocked fish – all they’ve done is go fish­ing. But morally the na­ture of how this record has come about it is all wrong, and as far away from proper an­gling as you can get.

For me the true Bri­tish record will al­ways be the likes of Mary, Two Tone and The Par­rot from Was­ing. S Houghton, via email

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