Sixty-kilogramme carp caught in Thailand, possible world record

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carpThere is a common expression in the US that represents overexaggeration. A man will usually state that he “caught a fish THIS big” and proceed to extend his hands out in order to illustrate its size. Yet, this gesture need not be applied by the British, as one bloke caught a world record.

While vacationing in Thailand for his birthday, Keith Williams, of Carshalton, Surrey, went off fishing at Gillham’s fishing resort in Krabi, Thailand. For 25 minutes, Williams reeled in, and eventually caught a massive 60 kilogramme Siamese carp, which is believed to be the biggest carp caught on record.

“He told his wife that he could feel in his bones that he was going to catch a special fish that day,” Stuart Gillham, owner of the fishing resort in Krabi, told British newspaper Metro.

“Keith came out to stay with us with a group of friends to celebrate his 56th birthday”

“His reaction was one of the total shock – he said never in his wildest dreams did he imagine he would catch a world record.”

According to The London Times, the previous record was held by a man named Terry Mather, who caught a 51 kilogramme Siamese carp.

“In the days after this capture, Keith was walking around in a daze – he is still saying it has not yet sunk in.”

The new records still need to be officially ratified by the International Game Fish Association.

But boy, what a catch!

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There is a common expression in the US that represents overexaggeration. A man will usually state that he “caught a fish THIS big” and proceed to extend his hands out in order to illustrate its size. Yet, this gesture need not be applied by the British, as one bloke caught a world record.

Reading Time: 1 minute

carpThere is a common expression in the US that represents overexaggeration. A man will usually state that he “caught a fish THIS big” and proceed to extend his hands out in order to illustrate its size. Yet, this gesture need not be applied by the British, as one bloke caught a world record.

While vacationing in Thailand for his birthday, Keith Williams, of Carshalton, Surrey, went off fishing at Gillham’s fishing resort in Krabi, Thailand. For 25 minutes, Williams reeled in, and eventually caught a massive 60 kilogramme Siamese carp, which is believed to be the biggest carp caught on record.

“He told his wife that he could feel in his bones that he was going to catch a special fish that day,” Stuart Gillham, owner of the fishing resort in Krabi, told British newspaper Metro.

“Keith came out to stay with us with a group of friends to celebrate his 56th birthday”

“His reaction was one of the total shock – he said never in his wildest dreams did he imagine he would catch a world record.”

According to The London Times, the previous record was held by a man named Terry Mather, who caught a 51 kilogramme Siamese carp.

“In the days after this capture, Keith was walking around in a daze – he is still saying it has not yet sunk in.”

The new records still need to be officially ratified by the International Game Fish Association.

But boy, what a catch!

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