Fishing Stories

World carp record for globetrotting British angler

The biggest brace of Siamese carp has been banked for a combined weight of 172lb Jurassic Mountain Fishing Resort in Thailand

Wayne Metcalfe with his catch

Wayne Metcalfe, a keen angler from the UK, has had a fishing trip to remember. His visit to Thailand's Jurassic Mountain Resort has been a very successful one.

The Widnes man, who describes himself as a ‘nomadic angler’ and who travels the world fishing, played the mighty fish for nearly three hours after hooking up just before dusk.

He’d baited up with pellets in a tight area and fooled the beast on a single fishmeal pellet hook bait, playing it out on his 3lb test curve rod and Shimano 6000 Baitrunner loaded with 50lb braid.

In addition to the 172-pounder (12.3 stone), which was quickly released after weighing, a 150lb Siamese carp was also caught from the venue at Tambon Na Yang in the same week.

The fish is much bigger than the existing accepted world Siamese carp record of 134lb 7oz, caught by Keith Williams in October 2013 at Gillham’s Fishing Resort in Krabi, Thailand.
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