Colossal 81lb 5oz mirror caught from Rainbow Lake

One of the world’s biggest carp has been caught by Dave Roberts in the form of this huge 81lb 5oz mirror from Rainbow Lake in France.

The colossal specimen, known as The Ken Dodd Fish, was landed two days into the Coventry-based angler’s two week session at the former world record venue after he offered a snowman presentation over a bed of birdfood mix, tiger nuts and boilies close to a set of snags at 150yds.

He also landed a 64lb mirror carp and a couple of fish over the 50lb barrier as well as several forties and thirties during his trip.

Read more about this capture, plus all the other breaking big carp catches, in next week’s Angling Times on sale Tuesday July 19.