GERMAN carp ace Nermin Caro – who started carping after reading the book Carp Fever by Kevin Maddocks – has become one of only a handful of anglers in the world to land both mirror and common carp in excess of 80 lb.
The 34-year-old truck driver did it with the capture of a fish known as Joe at 80 lb 2 oz from a German syndicate water. He connected with the mammoth creature on his 14th night of targeting the fish.
Nermin also landed the former World Record carp ‘Mary’ at a weight of 87 lb 3 oz from the same water – that fish has been overtaken in France by the current, massive 99 lb World record.
He said: ‘The bite came at 4am in the morning and straight away I knew it was either Joe or Mary because of the sheer weight of the fish.
‘It took 40 minutes to get the fish to the net and once I had landed it I needed the assistance of two other anglers that were fishing the lake to help weigh and photograph it before returning it to the water.’
The giant mirror fell for a Dynamite Baits Robin Red 20mm sinking boilie and a 15mm Robin Red Fluro Pop-Up Boilie fished ‘snowman’ style and glugged in Dynamite’s Robin Red Hookbait Dip.
This was presented on top of a bed of bait made up of 8mm and 12mm Robin Red Carp Pellets, 21mm Marine Halibut Pellets and 8mm Swim Stim Betaine Green Sinking Carp Pellets.
Nermin had been baiting the area since April with a combination of Dynamite’s Mixed Particles and Frenzied Chopped Tiger Nuts.
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