World’s biggest carp caught in Thailand

British angler John Harvey caught the world’s biggest carp weighing 232 lbs in Thailand. 

The fish tipped the scales at 16.5 stones – heavier than a Mini car.

Siamese carp are the biggest species of carp in the world and they are found naturally in river basins in Asia.

Harvey, 42, beat the old record by 10 lbs. He celebrated the historic carp fishing by buying beers for all the other anglers at the Palm Tree Lagoon at Chedi Hak, southern Thailand.

In a report by The Sun, Harvey said: “It wasn’t fighting too hard, it was the weight that was the real challenge. And it was nerve racking because I didn’t want to make a mistake.

“After 80 minutes I finally brought it to the bank, and I couldn’t believe my eyes.

“It was absolutely enormous, the pictures do not do it justice at all.

“When I finally brought it to the bank I couldn’t believe my eyes.”

Harvey has been in Pattaya, Thailand, for 14 years.

Read more on The Sun.