A CARP angler has claimed the joint second biggest tench of all time at 14 lb 8 oz – and now there’s a real chance it could smash the record as it was a spawned out female.

Experts believe it could obliterate Darren Ward’s 2001 15 lb 3 oz 6 dr British best if caught next spring.

The Mail understands it was caught at top carp syndicate venue – named in the magazine.

For more details read this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine.

Update: picture now received by Angler’s Mail – see tomorrow’s mag (Tuesday, July 13).

The huge tench was caught here. Venue named in our latest magazine!