With just one previous recorded capture, this 40lb 8oz common is one elusive carp.
The fish fell to Stefan Radymski at the Girton syndicate in Nottinghamshire.
He told Carpfeed: “The history of the fish is unknown but having spoken with Classic Carp, the current venue owners, it’s more than likely this fish flooded into the pit from the main sailing lake or quite possibly the River Trent.
“Its only previous known capture was November 7, 2014. Tarmac ceased works on the pit in January 2009, therefore somebody could have caught the fish but there are no further records, as is the case with a lot of wild carp.”
Stefan was fishing the main lake at Girton and had to get wet to land the fish.
He said: “The bite was epic, a complete one-toner and the rod bent right round.
“I had to go into the water quickly, minus my waders, as the fish kited left into a reedbed.
“I applied steady pressure for about three minutes and she came out into open water. A couple of moments later the fish was in the net.”
The 32-year-old fed Solar Quench and Top Banana boilies and fished a Top Banana pop-up on a Ronnie rig over the tops.