THE CAP­TAIN WILL GET THE RECORD – AM I BOVVERED?

Angling Times (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

A RECORD fish is sim­ply the big­gest of its iden­ti­fied species caught by le­gal means.

On the ba­sis that the carp known as Cap­tain Jack had been caught pre­vi­ously at weights be­low the cur­rent record it doesn’t qual­ify as ‘cul­ti­vated’, as trout records are de­scribed when fish are stocked at weights ex­ceed­ing the record.

There used to be a ‘nat­u­ralised’ record – fish stocked far larger than stan­dard prac­tice that had grown to record size. Cap­tain Jack would fall nicely into that cat­e­gory... if only it still ex­isted.

When the Cap­tain gets the nod, Stan in his bivvy will be on so­cial me­dia de­cry­ing the fact, while Jadon in his carp house will be made up. “Pukka, in­nit?”

I’ll be in full Lau­ren Cooper (Cather­ine Tate) mode. “Look at my face. Do I look bovvered?”

Cap­tain Jack – only a mat­ter of time...

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