record-carpTHE carp expected to smash the long-standing British record is nudging towards the magic barrier after it came out last week at a best ever at 64 lb 2 oz.

Matt Bryant took the massive mirror called the Parrot for the SIXTH time from Berkshire’s Wasing Estate as the fish pushed towards the 67 lb 8 oz British best set way back in 2008 by Austin Holness.

It is thought the fish is the heaviest known carp alive in the UK after the previous record called Two Tone passed away and many fish around the 60 lb barrier have also perished over the past five years.

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