42 year old John Harvey from the UK has caught a fish that was THAT big! The world’s largest carp was a Siamese carp weighing 232lbs (105 kilograms). It beats the old record by 10lbs (4.5 kilograms). John was fishing at the Palm Tree Lagoon at Chedi Hak, just west of Bangkok.
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The property investor from the UK told thesun.co.uk that the fish wasn’t really fighting that hard but the weight was a real challenge.
“After 80 minutes I finally brought it to the bank, and I couldn’t believe my eyes. It was absolutely enormous, the pictures do not do it justice at all. When I finally brought it to the bank I couldn’t believe my eyes.”
John, who is a Pattaya resident for the past 14 years says catching the world’s biggest carp will be his only claim to fame.
“I’ve been showing everyone the pictures of the fish since I caught it. I’m just a casual angler so really I felt sorry for some of the other anglers, who spend much more money and don’t catch fish anywhere near that size.”
Siamese carp are the biggest species of carp in the world and they are found naturally in river basins in Asia.