World record breaking common carp landed

We have just received news that the world common carp record has been smashed.

German big-fish angler Dieter Markus Stein has landed a common carp weighing an astonishing 85lb 9oz.

Incredibly this is the second time the 31-year old has landed this fish. The first time it stretched the scales to 84lb 1oz.

The fish was caught from a privately-owned secret German venue where takes ar e incredibly hard to get.

For a full insight into this astonishign capture, and photographs, read next week's Angling Times, out on Tuesday.