ANGLER Martin Davidson shows off his prize catch — a carp weighing 8st.
Martin, 54, spent two weeks battling wind and rain before he caught the fish.
And he was almost dwarfed by the 112lb 8oz beast in a picture taken after the holiday catch at a lake in Hungary.
It is the same one netted by Dutchman Michel Schoenmakers in 2018 when it weighed an extra 6oz and set the world record for the biggest carp of its kind.
Martin, originally from Leicester, is the first Brit to catch it.
He said: “I wasn’t fishing for a world record. But I’m quite lucky.”
“The lake currently boasts a massive head of large carp, estimated at more than 120 fish over 70 lbs.
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“I had two weeks of non-stop fishing in every conceivable weather condition and 60km winds.”
The angler said it is common to go through 100kg and 50kg of seed a day to bait the huge carp.
Martin, who now lives in South Africa, made his catch earlier last year but has only now come forward to reveal his achievement.
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