Season's Biggest Carp

Huge specimen tipped to be next British record breaks 60lb barrier for first time.

The biggest carp of the year has been landed at a weight of 60lb 4oz.

The fish, known as The Parrot, was caught from the famous Wasing Syndicate, Berkshire, by Reading angler Chris Robson.

Widely tipped as the fish to become the next British record, this is the first time the carp has broken the 60lb barrier, with the 42-year-old catching the monster specimen right at the end of an over night session on the syndicate’s 20-acre water.

“I didn't really know what I'd hooked until I realised he wouldn't easily drop over the net cord and I could see the scale pattern,” said Chris. “When the bailiff said it was a huge fish I started to shake.

“The fight was pretty normal I guess, other than at one point when getting the fish into the shallow area in front of the swim, he bolted off and flat-rodded me. When he wanted to go somewhere, I just had to let him get on with it,” he added.