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CARPER Christopher Moule might have broken the rudd record with this 5 lb 2 oz giant from a Cambridgeshire syndicate lake.

But his record claim plans look to be scuppered by the quality of pictures taken on his mobile phone.

Specimen like this are always going to come under the hybrid microscopic as they can freely breed with roach, and mongrels have genetically more chance of getting to bigger weights than pure fish of either species.

But Christopher is adamant the fish is a true rudd and will be attempting to claim the British record which currently stands at 4 lb 10 oz to Simon Parry in Northern Ireland.

For the full picture and catch story read this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine.