Who has the biggest carp?

davemal

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Just wondering, largest koi in the UK is 1.5m long and weighs 90+lbs. Grass carp also reach 1.2m, lots of common and mirror carp exceed 50lbs. My largest carp is only 2 feet long (60cm) but growing steadily. Has anybody got a monster they want to share with us?
 

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Our largest koi are too not much over 2', up to 27". Our largest ever was 31", lost a few years back to an algae bloom in a temporary outdoor koi pond.

It's hard or actually impossible to believe a 5' koi, Got a link to this? This size is not possible for Cyprinus rubrofuscus or Cyprinus carpio.
 
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Our largest koi are too not much over 2', up to 27". Our largest ever was 31", lost a few years back to an algae bloom in a temporary outdoor koi pond.

It's hard or actually impossible to believe a 5' koi, Got a link to this? This size is not possible for Cyprinus rubrofuscus or Cyprinus carpio.
I found this online, but it's from 2007
 

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Will find the article koi was in Surry UK. Interested me because Australia had a koi caught at 92lbs around the same time, and they can't release carp they catch.
 

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4ft koi I found was also UK and weighed 91lbs... Was reported to be 226yrs old ... Wow
 

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Unless it is a coincidence, the 226 year old koi lived all its life in Japan with 3-4 generations of human owners and is a famous character. IIRC it died long ago, could be 50 years ago or more.

I found this online, but it's from 2007
This 4 footer is a freak of nature, like a 9' human named Goliath. 3.5' is rather common in Japan, not anywhere else. 3' is rare in the US. 5' would be a nuclear-tampered mutant but until I see evidence, I'd say it is a fable.
 
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