CHECK out this awesome 13 lb 4 oz tench – then wonder what a fish 2 lb heavier would look like!

That’s what has been running through the mind of carper Chris Muir, who is kicking himself after returning a bigger one just week earlier, with no pictures!

The 31-year-old took to his boat at a Surrey stilwater last month to land the mystery fish, believing it was one of the huge resident carp, before releasing it with no photos and without weighing it.

It was when he then bagged a 12 lb tench that he realised the error of his ways, as he was sure the previous fish was at least 3 lb bigger, putting it near the 15 lb 3 oz 6 dr British best.

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