ENGLISH anglers have lost their grip on the world carp record, with the capture of a 101 lb 4 oz monster, Angler’s Mail can reveal.

Austrian Roman Hanke uses all his might to lift the 101 lb 4 oz Hungarian carp. It is believed to be the biggest carp caught anywhere – unless you know better!

Roman Hanke, from Austria, added just over  2 lb to the existing widely-acknowledged carp record when he scored during a trip over the border in Hungary on June 2.

Two English anglers jointly held the record with a French giant (story here). And that same fish was recently caught again by another Englishman at a huge weight, as exclusively seen in the current (cover-dated June 5) issue of Angler’s Mail magazine.

Roman’s monster mirror scaled a mega 46.10 kg (101 lb 4 oz) and was – as is customary across Europe – measured. It was 113 cm long.

It was caught at night on a birdfood boilie at the impressive commercially-run 11.3-hectare (28-acre) Aqua Lake, a former gravel pit near the truly massive (146,500-acre) Lake Balaton.

We have an exclusive BIG story on this catch, venue and what star experts have to say in our current issue – out now!

The Euro-Aqua fishery holds many more giant carp, plus catfish, zander and pike, and packages can be booked to fish there. A full week deal costs 700 euros, with a long weekend 300 euros, staying in a lodge with meals included.

Those in-the-know on the European carp scene had tipped Aqua Lake to break the world carp record, although many UK carpers have never heard of the venue.

Angler’s Mail magazine will be rounding up the world carp scene soon – meanwhile, here’s the fish whacker hunters will have to beat.

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