World record common carp – 86lbs 6oz?

I’ve found these amazing pictures on, which seem to claim that this is a world record common carp of 86lbs 6oz, caught by a chap called Graham Marsden (not the popular fishing celebrity, Graham Marsden, who’s behind various fishing books and videos and with whom I once spent an enjoyable and educational day barbel fishing on the River Severn).

This carp is clearly an overseas fish and, from what I can tell, it was caught some years ago. But can anyone help verify the capture of tell us where it was caught?

Cracking fish anyway, and brilliant photos!

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