In my eyes it’s never a record
IT LOOKS like the latest captor of the ‘biggest carp in the land’ is going to claim the record.
That will leave the British Record Fish Committee to decide whether the fish has grown sufficiently in its current home to not count as cultivated – fish classed as such can’t be considered under the rules.
However, while technically the fish is bigger than the incumbent record, I will never consider it a ‘real’ fish in the same way that I don’t count the big trout I have caught as an achievement, except in the technique of hooking and landing them.
The real skill was in the grading, feeding and stocking of them.
The new ‘record’ carp. For me, it shouldn’t count.