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UK Angler Hooks 84lb. Carp: Largest Ever Caught by a Woman

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May 03, 2012

UK Angler Hooks 84lb. Carp: Largest Ever Caught by a Woman

--Chad Love
A British angler on vacation in France recently hauled in the largest carp ever caught by a woman, a massive 84 lb. fish dubbed "The Brown Fish" by locals.

From this story in the UK Sun:
The British fishing fan snared the gigantic beast while on holiday in France with husband Mike. The carp weighed almost as much as Jo herself at a whopping 84lbs. Jo, 36, and husband Mike, 45, were sleeping in their tent when they were woken at 4am by an alarm attached to a rod. Landscape gardener Jo, from Reading, Berks, rushed to the bank and battled with the fish — finally reeling it in after an epic 45 minute fight.

Her catch broke the world record for the biggest carp caught by a woman by an impressive 12lbs. And it dwarfed Mike’s personal best of 62lbs — netted on the same trip. Jo released the giant carp — known by locals as the Brown Fish — back into the lake before toasting her success with a cup of tea.

A few thoughts here. One, you'd think that a people as culturally and artistically creative as the French would have thought up something a little more interesting or dramatic than "The Brown Fish." Besides being dull and nondescript, when I hear "brown fish" it makes me think of "finless brown." And for sure no one wants that record. Two, British female anglers seem to make a habit of making their angling boyfriends look weak, foolish and incompetent. So take note, guys: Don't go fishing with any British babes. Third, I really wish we had some ubiquitous, instantly identifiable, uniquely American tradition like the British do with their "cup of tea" after pretty much everything. Any suggestions on that? And no, slamming a Monster or Red Bull doesn't count.

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from smccardell wrote 1 year 50 weeks ago

How on Earth could that fat SOB even swim!?!?

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from bassman06 wrote 1 year 50 weeks ago

Our thing is ice cold beer and a lip of tobacco. Also, that is one ugly fish.

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from weedless97 wrote 1 year 50 weeks ago

NO TRADITION? What about "BOOYAH!!!!"

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from Mizzoutdoors wrote 1 year 50 weeks ago

Brings a whole new meaning to, "Catching a Pig"

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from JasonCallMeJay wrote 1 year 49 weeks ago

im with you smccardell..???

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from bassman06 wrote 1 year 50 weeks ago

Our thing is ice cold beer and a lip of tobacco. Also, that is one ugly fish.

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from weedless97 wrote 1 year 50 weeks ago

NO TRADITION? What about "BOOYAH!!!!"

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from smccardell wrote 1 year 50 weeks ago

How on Earth could that fat SOB even swim!?!?

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from Mizzoutdoors wrote 1 year 50 weeks ago

Brings a whole new meaning to, "Catching a Pig"

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from JasonCallMeJay wrote 1 year 49 weeks ago

im with you smccardell..???

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