The fish, nicknamed 'The Generals Mate', was caught at 88lb 2oz, just breaking the previous world record common carp 'Mary' caught in Germany in May 2010.
The impressive catch was made by British angler Roger Hanley during a week long session at the renown French fishery Les Teillatts, most famous for it's huge common carp.
At 5:45 a.m. Hanley hooked the new world record, nicknamed The Generals Mate, from the peg 'The Crescent'. The world record common carp weighed 88lb 2oz, surpassing the previous world record captured by Nermin Caro (Mary) at 87lb 3oz (39,6 kg) on May 27th in Germany.
Earlier in June 2010, another huge common carp was caught at Etang La Saussaie by 10-year old Nick Edson. Edson at the time broke the French record with his 84lb common carp, followed only a couple of days later by the new French and world record capture of The Generals Mate at Les Teillatts.
Apart from the Generals Mate, Les Teillatts is home to a huge number of other big carp, including mirror carp of 76lb and 79lb, caught as well in May 2010.
The 35 acres Lake is owned by Cross Channel Carping, that offers complete fishing trips, including transportation from Dover to Les Teillatts.
Check out a short Youtube video from the venue below.