New Dutch carp record now 80lb
De huge common carp known as The Big One is a former record for Belgium and now the new Dutch record at 80lb.
The Dutch carp fishing record was finally broken last year after a decade with a 71lb 6oz common carp in 2011, breaking the former record of Joop Butselaar dating back to 2000 at 69lb.
Now just a year later the Dutch record was broken again, and this time it's a familiar carp that is the record breaker.
The common carp The Big One was the Belgium carp record back in 2011 for a short while at 85lb. This huge fish was captured in de v-kanaal near the Dutch/Belgian border.
Now of course this same fish was landed by British angler Derek Harrison at a new Dutch record weight of 80lb, almost 9lb more than the 2011 Dutch Carp record.
|British angler Derek Harrison with the new Dutch carp record at 80lb|
His capture of The Big One at least places him on the Dutch carp record list and chances are that it's going to take a long time before this record will be broken again.
UPDATE: This fish actually was caught in Belgium, so its not a new Dutch record!