The offspring of Big Rig are already the biggest fish of their age ever grown in the UK, it has been claimed.
Big Rig was caught at a top weight of 71lb 4oz before it died last year, but was never accepted as a British Record because it was stocked into the Avenue in Shropshire at a high weight.
Now its offspring, dubbed Big Rig Babies by fishery boss Rob Hales, are packing on the pounds and will be available to buy next year.
“We believe these to be the biggest C2s [fish that have lived through two summers] to ever be grown in the UK,” RH Fisheries’ Tom Forrester told Carpfeed.
“They are two years and four months old as we speak and the biggest weighed an incredible 8lb 2oz.
“We stocked 160 across a number of our waters, with plans to sell them to the public next winter.”
The fish have been designed to be the biggest, fast-growing carp in the country.
Tom explained: “The fry were spawned in one of our fish farm pools, where Big Rig was put in a pool with two of the Avenue’s fastest-growing young male fish, in the hope of creating a superior strain.
“We are incredibly excited as we believe these have massive potential. Our ‘Superfreak’ strain are incredible growers but these have pipped them so far in terms of growth rates, so we are uber-excited to see their progression in C3, C4 and latter years.
“The 160 fish we moved between our fisheries averaged 7lb and we have documented them all.
We introduced them to our Acton Burnell, Avenue and Monument One fisheries, so keep your eyes peeled!”