British holidaymaker catches the world's biggest carp

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A British holiday maker has caught the world's heaviest carp in Krabi, Thailand.

Andy Harman, from Reigate, Surrey, reeled in the huge fish after an hour's struggle. It weighed in 150lb (10st lbs) - and was caught using just a piece of bread as bait.

Andy, who is a former British barbel record holder, admitted it was a battle to keep a grip of his rod in order to lift the Siamese carp out of the water.

The monster fish weighed 16lbs heavier than the previous record, which was also caught by someone from Surrey on holiday in Thailand.

Speaking to fishing website he said: 'It was eventually netted via a rectangular arapaima cage as it was too big for a landing net.

"It beat my previous Siamese carp best of 84lbs and although it is bigger than the current IGFA [International Game Fish Association] record I'm not going to be putting a claim in as I'm currently fishing for one believed to be even bigger at another venue that to date has not been landed before."

Mr Harman was holidaying at the Palm Tree Lagoon fishing resort in Ratchaburi.

He posed for a few photos before releasing the carp back into the water.

According to the Daily Mail, Mr Harman has previously won the prestigious angling award the Drennan Cup, and is experienced in catching huge fish. In 2012 he landed a 450lb arapaima from Bung Sam Ran Lake, also in Thailand.

Mr Harman now lives in Australia and travels all over Thailand in search of the world's biggest catches.

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