May 22, 2007


Angler catches world's biggest carp - which weighs almost as much as Kylie (Dail Mail, 22nd May 2007)

British angler Graham Slaughter has scaled new heights by catching the world's biggest carp that weighed a whopping 88.6lbs - almost as much as Kylie Minogue.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 22, 2007 10:37 AM

You think that's something, you shoulda seen the one that got away!

Posted by: Mike Morley at May 22, 2007 12:14 PM

Carpe diem!

Posted by: ted welter at May 22, 2007 3:45 PM

This stuff is a very big deal. European-style carp fishing is currently catching on in the U.S.

There is a fair amount of interest in the Philadelphia area, with tournaments on the Schuylkill River at least once a year. My PB (personal best) is a 24 lb. common (normal scale pattern, as opposed to leather, linear or mirror, like the 88 in the story) from the Delaware River at Washington's Crossing.

A big attraction of the sport is that it is extremely democratic, providing fishermen of modest means in everyday locations the chance to catch some really large fish. Some of the bait and tackle I use is ordered from shops in Great Britain, but most of it is ordinary gear I've accumulated over the years for other kinds of fishing.

Posted by: Lou Gots at May 22, 2007 4:52 PM

I bass fish at Clear Lake in northern California. They have an annual carp hunt using bow-and-arrow. Growing up, we always considered them a garbage fish but they were fun to catch.

Posted by: Patrick H at May 22, 2007 9:43 PM
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