AN Englishmen has stunned the big fish world by taking probably the biggest haul of specimen grass carp including a new national record at 76 lb 8 oz.

Electrician Mike Blackmore took the amazing haul including others of 58 lb, 55 lb, 49 lb and 48 lb plus five carp to 42 lb 8 oz during a week at La Horre in France.

The 48-year-old electrician from Ringwood explained: ‘I used tiger nuts as the carp in their are wild old fish and I knew using a particle approach would pick up the odd grass carp.

For the full amazing story, pick up a copy of this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine.