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British Angler Catches Country’s Record Freshwater Fish After 10 Years of Trying

An angler tries 10 years for the bite he’s going for, and ends up landing the country’s biggest fish.

A 53-year-old from Caversham, Great Britain has caught the country’s biggest freshwater fish, a 68-pound, 1-ounce carp nicknamed ‘The Parrot.”

Dean Fletcher landed the record at Cranwells Lake at the Wasing Estate in Berkshire, a private lake he had waited seven years to gain access to. Another three years of targeting “The Parrot” finally paid off, and Fletcher landed the behemoth after a 30-minute struggle. A verified weight from a head game keeper should secure the new record.

How did Fletcher celebrate? As any Englishman would, a cup of tea and a steak dinner. How would you have celebrated breaking a national fish record?

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British Angler Catches Country’s Record Freshwater Fish After 10 Years of Trying