Angler Reels in World Record Carp

John Harvey with his 232 pound monster carp

If you have never caught a carp you are definitely missing out. They are one of the hardest fighting fish out there. The biggest one I ever caught weighed in at 10 pounds and it fought like crazy. I can not even imagine the fight this 232-pound monster put up.

According to Fox 35 News, John Harvey of Great Britain reeled in a 232-pound carp while fishing in Thailand last month. He believes it to not only the world record Siamese carp, but the largest carp of any kind caught.

Harvey’s fish outweighed the previous record by 10 pounds and the photos from what he says “do not do it justice at all.”

“It was a reasonably quiet day for fishing. Then, at around 4:30 p.m., the cart rod screened off so I ran over to the rod, and straight away felt it was a really big fish,” Harvey said. “I’ve done fishing for a while now and you can tell if it’s big or not from the bait.”

Harvey said “it was very slow, hard, heavy fish,” and noted he “had to hang on to it for one hour 20 minutes which was pretty nerve-racking.”

“It was amazing. I’ve never caught a carp that weighed over 100 pounds before,” Harvey said.  “I just want to go out there and enjoy it. People travel the world trying to catch the biggest fish, but that takes the fun out of it.”

Wow! What an amazing catch. I would be ecstatic catching a fish even a 10th of the size.