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World-record carp caught twice in a week by different anglers Colin Smith landed and released a 100-pound, 8-ounce common carp at lake in France, then John Thorpe caught same fish less than a week later





A fisherman in France reeled in an incredible 100-pound, 8-ounce common carp that, if approved by the International Game Fish Association, would smash the current world record of 75 pounds, 11 ounces, a fish caught at Lac de St. Cassien in France in 1987.

Colin Smith (above) was the lucky angler, catching the behemoth carp a couple of weeks ago at the popular carp destination of Etang La Saussaie in the Champagne region of France.

Remarkably, the same fish, which was released after it was weighed, was caught again just last week by John Thorpe (below). We surmise that the fish had just started eating again after getting released since it had lost a pound, this time weighing 99 pounds, 12 ounces.

How do they know it’s the same fish?

Etang La Saussaie is an 8-acre, privately owned lake known for fishermen catching huge carp, and the owners pretty much know the fish population in the lake.



Edited by Drop Tine

}}}--I certainly do chase New Jersey's BIG Bucks, BIG Birds, and BIG Fish--->

Best Bow Buck to date; 2011 Gross; 142 6/8
Best Gobbler to date; 2012 NWTF score of 77.5
Best Northern Pike to date; 40" (Passaic River Pike )
Best Muskie to date; (The hunt begins)

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