British angler catches world's biggest carp
A BRITISH angler living in Thailand has broken the world record for the biggest carp ever caught.
According to an article on the Lad Bible website, John Harvey's catch weighed in at a whopping 232 lb or 105 kg.
The 42-year-old, from Devon in the UK, spent 80 minutes reeling in the beast, breaking the previous world record set for a Siamese carp by 10 lb.
Mr Harvey said he immediately knew it was a big one as he fished at Palm Tree Lagoon in Chedi Hak recently, adding that the pictures do not truly convey the sheer size of it.
"It was a reasonably quiet day for fishing. Then, at around 4.30 pm the cart rod screened off so I ran over to the rod, and straight away felt it was a really big fish. I've been fishing for a while now and you can tell if it's big or not from the bait."