The old record carp for Italy dated from 2006, with a 76lb carp from the Po river.
Fanucchi managed to land his record breaking common carp on Lago Di Salasco, a private water in northern Italy, located between Milan and Turin.
With a weight of 39,5 kg, the old record was broken by a full 5 kg. The old record dated from 2006 when Italian angler Massimo Mantovani captured a 76lb specimen on the well know Po river.
|Riccardo Fanucchi with the new Italian carp record of 39,5 kg (source: Facebook)|
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