82lb carp raises bar

The Benelux carp record has been broken by Peter Kuppens with his capture of this enormous 82lb 5oz common carp from a stillwater attached to the V-Channel in the north of Belgium.

Following a slow couple of months on the venue with only one fish to show for his efforts, the 43-year-old made a couple of changes to his approach, scaling down from 26mm to 20mm boilies and reducing his level of pre-baiting.

On his next session, Peter banked four carp, including a brace of forties to over 42lb, in just three hours, before returning home to stock up on bait and food.

He returned to the lake the same evening, and in the early hours of the next morning received the bite from the new record fish.

 The Lommel, Belgium-based carper took the giant specimen, which beat the previous record by 5oz, on a 20mm Dynamite Baits Fresh Prawn boilie.