World Record Carp Captured from French Lake

Graham Whatmore

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Wowee! that is one big carp and a just reward for such dedication. I had a look at the link for Rainbow Lake and under the heading "Other species" it says Pikes, Bass, Tenches and - Poles - what the eck are Poles?
 

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Wowee! that is one big carp and a just reward for such dedication. I had a look at the link for Rainbow Lake and under the heading "Other species" it says Pikes, Bass, Tenches and - Poles - what the eck are Poles?
Three possibilities spring to mind Graham:

1) A long fishing rod thingie without a reel, or


2) An Eastern European person who may, or may not, consume English freshwater fish caught in suspicious circumstances . . . .


3) A Perch, but only if considering the old Imperial measurement system where; a Rod, Perch or a Pole was equivalent to about 16.5 feet or 5.5 yards.
(now, that was a clever one . . . . )


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How times have changed. What a splash a near 100lb carp would have made in the angling world 25 years ago. Today, just a few comments on FM is all it warrants. Hell of a fish though and I'd love to catch it - but in June, on a sunny day with a glass of wine and some local cheese and baguettes perhaps...

I think I'm getting old :)
 

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Very well done that man.

Getting it in his landing net was like 'trying to land a small hippo with a tennis racket.... lol
 
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