It’s the biggest carp in Britain – so it deserves to be the record
ONCE again I have read more nonsense on social media following the capture of Captain Jack from Holme Fen Fishery at a weight that would see it become the new British record.
The carp is being claimed as a British record by captor Nigel Ludbrook, and why not? He caught the fish fair and square. So what if it started life in Israel? It has been in the lake for six years and in that time has put on almost 30lb.
Don’t forget, carp are not indigenous to the British Isles – they were first introduced probably some time in the 14th century.
So can any carp truly be regarded as ‘British’?
Judging by some of the comments on Facebook, there are a lot of jealous people out there! Paul Brindley, St Albans
IT’S about time the British Record Fish Committee did something about the carp record. It’s getting ridiculous. Some of the fish that are now being caught are almost chemically modified, and quite simply do not deserve to be classed as the best caught in UK.
Sadly, I see the only solution being to do to the carp record what they have done to the catfish record – close the list. A sad state of affairs, but I see no other option. Ian Groves, Worksop
Nigel Ludbrook with Captain Jack. Good luck to him.