Martin Bowler recently landed possibly the biggest grass carp ever caught in the UK at 52lb 10oz, which came as part of six fish catch, all weighing over 37lb!
Although this fish is the biggest ever caught in the UK, sadly the British record fish list no longer acknowledges grass carp.
Martin is the only coarse angler to have ever caught three British record fish from the UK. The first being a 16lb 11oz barbel, which was caught way back in 1999 from Adam’s Mill on the River Great Ouse. The second record being a 4lb 9oz 8drms crucian, caught four years later in 2003.