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A few high­lights from the world of carp fish­ing this month. If you’ve got some­thing to share email us at edi­tor@carp­

Lac du Der’s big­gest fish re­turned to the wa­ter

On the last day of April, it was dis­cov­ered that the fa­mous Lac du Der’s best known res­i­dent of re­cent times was ac­tu­ally lan­guish­ing in an­other English-owned venue sit­u­ated nearby. Quite how it got there and who caught it and sub­se­quently sold it on, will only ever be known by the peo­ple in­volved in the trans­ac­tion. How­ever, Carp­world is de­lighted to hear that fol­low­ing a whirl­wind 24-hours of ac­tiv­ity and com­mu­ni­ca­tions with the rel­e­vant au­thor­i­ties and the garde péche, the huge fish, a 90lb-plus com­mon, was trans­ported back to its right­ful home and re­leased (on video) for all to see, by the man that un­cov­ered the theft, Samir Arebi.

Samir and other like-minded an­glers who fish the venue on a reg­u­lar ba­sis have al­ready set up a pri­vate reg­is­ter (dud­er­carpreg­is­ to which you can anony­mously send pho­to­graphs, doc­u­ment­ing both sides of all the known 18kg-plus (40lb-plus) fish in Chante­coq, to try and pre­vent this type of thing hap­pen­ing again. They have con­firmed that they will have ab­so­lutely no qualms about re­peat­ing the process should the need arise in the fu­ture.

Af­ter over 30 years of sim­i­lar events, in many cases with French carp end­ing up in UK wa­ters, you’d have thought peo­ple would re­spect the fact they’re wel­comed into a for­eign coun­try and act re­spon­si­bly, but that clearly has not al­ways been the case, un­for­tu­nately. We look for­ward to hear­ing what Samir has to say on the sub­ject in more depth soon...

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