The carp was gravid, meaning it was carrying eggs. Are grasshoppers good fishing bait? "I decided to focus … An avid carp angler and USA Carp Anglers Group (CAG) member, Slaby set out on his quest to land trophy carp two years ago when the birth of his son and a new job meant less time for the water. British angler catches the world's biggest CARP after gruelling 80-minute battle to land the giant 232 lbs fish in Thailand. John Harvey, 42, landed the enormous Siamese carp after a 80 minute battle This capture of the biggest common carp makes Chris Caddick the only man to have landed both a giant mirror and a … Common carp are not native to the United States — though they’ve been spotted in Illinois since at least 1894 — and are often … A 15-year-old boy has landed what is said to be the largest fish caught in a river in more than 160 years. The common carp is “the biggest fish we have ever caught in the Chicago Area Waterway System,” weighing in at 39.6 pounds, according to the Water Reclamation District. A Devon-born man has caught was is thought to be the world’s biggest carp fish – weighing a whopping 232lbs. "This is the biggest black carp that we are aware of that has ever been caught in the U.S.," said Whitledge. "We don't often see very large fish like this of this species. A 'record' common carp has been captured from the same water as the controversial mirror, Big Rig. Shares (Image credit: Angler's Mail) Welcome to Advnture, the new home of AnglersMail.co.uk. By Angler's Mail 31 August 2018. While fishing a private inland lake in Michigan last summer, Slaby landed a massive 56-pound, 4-ounce carp that could be the biggest ever caught in Michigan with rod and reel. Biggest common carp ever caught in Britain. It was put back in the river after being analyzed. the biggest fish ever caught was a 5600 pound grouper jewfish, caught in cooktown in 1987. A roofer has caught Britain's biggest ever carp fish but may not claim the record amid fears he will be slated by angling purists.