Anglers fishing a carp match in the US were left bruised and battered last week after taking part in an event that saw a staggering 36,282lb of carp caught during 50 frantic hours of action on a carp-stuffed river.
The mammoth weight was put together by 41 teams during an ACS Tournaments North-East Regional’s event on New York’s Seneca River.
Sport was expected to be fast and furious, but few could have guessed the overall weight would obliterate the 28,544lb bagged during a similar event on the same venue last summer.
Huge weights were recorded by virtually all the competitors who took part, with Scott Townson, from Hurst, Texas, and team-mate Tim Creque, of Cincinnati, Ohio, taking the top honours after they bagged an incredible 172 carp for an astonishing total weight of 2,839lb 11oz.
The pair’s heroics gained them the $3,000 winner’s prize, along with various other bonuses which included another $3,000 for taking the biggest specimen of the event – a stunning 39lb 4oz common carp.