Huge common banked and released in USA

This 54lb 8oz common is believed to be one of the biggest carp ever banked in North America.

Raphaël Biagini caught the 98cm-long specimen from an undisclosed river in New Jersey State last week.

The Quantum Radical-backed angler said: “I am very happy to announce that I had the incredible opportunity to catch the biggest carp ever caught and released by a carp angler with modern fishing techniques in the USA!

“After an amazing fight and lots of great pictures taken I had the pleasure to put her back in her natural environment. It was a magic moment!”