Big Rig's babies are Rob's 'best carp yet' [VIDEO]

Big Rig's babies are Rob's 'best carp yet' [VIDEO]

The sons and daughters of Big Rig have been hailed by fishery boss Rob Hales as "without doubt the best fish we've had at this age".

Big Rig was a mirror which attained a top weight of 71lb 4oz before being found dead at Rob's Avenue lake in Shropshire earlier this year.

The fish was never granted an official British record due to the high weight at which it was stocked, but its legacy will live on in these offspring which were unveiled last week and can be bought for £200 each.

 The Big Rig legacy will live on with these fast-growing youngsters

The Big Rig legacy will live on with these fast-growing youngsters

Rob told Carpfeed: "They were spawned outdoors naturally on our fish farm in Shropshire in July 2016, so they are now nearly 17 months old.

"They currently weigh around 2lb which is awesome for fish of that age. 

"They have now been split into two pools to ensure they have more room and food to reach their full potential. The pools are also netted from above to avoid any cormorant damage.

"We are taking orders now for November 2019 when they will be C3s [three-summers-old fish] and we are selling them for £200 each.

"We expect them to weigh between 8lb and 10lb-plus and we have already sold over 60 per cent of them."

"We have had a fantastic year with RHF fish sales this winter, and have plans under way to further delvelop the fish farm to cope with future demand."

Speaking in the video below, Rob adds: "They're pretty amazing to say the least. They're without doubt the best fish we've had at this age.

"They're absolutely breathtaking. In November 2019 I think they're going to be the best C3s we've ever produced, which is saying something."