12-year-old catches record 96lb mirror carp

12-year-old catches record 96lb mirror carp

by Chris Haydon |
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A 12-year-old has claimed the record for the biggest-ever mirror carp caught by a youngster on a visit to the phenomenal Euro Aqua complex in Hungary.

Gilino Van Gestel and his 96lb 4oz mirror carp

Gilino Van Gestel from Holland was fishing with his dad Bennie, a well-known angler in his own right, when a giant 96lb 4oz mirror picked up his bait.

With the full moon shining over the 25-acre lake, currently home to the world record, Gilino with the help of Paul, Bennie and world record holder Michel introduced a substantial amount of bait to get the big fish confidently feeding.

Michel and Jacqueline, who run the lake, then received the call in the early hours that a monster carp was in the net.

Putting the huge fish in the sling, Michel realised just how heavy it was, with the scales stopping at 96lb 4oz.

Gilino banked the monster Euro Aqua mirror with the help of his dad Bennie

Gilino then let roar a huge scream as his capture of a kid's world record mirror carp was confirmed – a day he will never forget!

The impressive carp fell to a Euro Aqua Diamonds hookbait.

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