Mark Ryder became the first angler in history to bank two carp over 90lb from as many countries when he battled a 95lb giant into his landing net.
The big fish fanatic and bailiff at the famous Drayton Reservoir in Northants, was fishing Hungary’s Euro Aqua and struck into the new personal best when it took a critically-balanced John Baker hookbait fished at 130 yards from the bank.
It took Mark 40 minutes to beat the fish into the net with a ‘KD rig’ incorporating a size 6 hook and the huge specimen beats his previous best that was a huge 92lb mirror banked from Luke Moffat’s Graviers fishery in France in 2011.
“I can’t express how made up I am about this capture as I love to travel and target the world’s biggest carp and now I have two from as many countries, which is a hell of an achievement,” Mark told Angling Times.
“There were a few hairy moments in the fight as it really went like a demon, but I guess it was just meant to be.”
To watch the video of the incredible capture use this link: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IWTxdCzw5NE