London, Jan 11 (ANI): A Brit man is said to have broken the world record for catching the biggest ever carp, which is the same weight as Aussie singer Kylie Minogue.
Angler Martin Locke, who had been fishing at the Rainbow Lake near Bordeaux in France for a week, was woken up from his sleep at 6am in temperatures of 3C when his rod alarm sounded, reports the Telegraph.
Wearing only a T-shirt and trousers, he jumped in his boat and motored 200 yards out to the fish and began reeling it in.
At first he thought he had hooked a sunken tree trunk due to the weight of it but was surprised when he heaved the carp to the surface.
Getting it in his landing net was like 'trying to land a small hippo with a tennis racket,' but after succeeding he towed it to the shore to weigh it.
Despite the early hour and freezing temperatures, many other anglers gathered round to celebrate with the new record holder.
Locke, from South Darenth, Dartford, Kent, left the fish in the shallows until daylight when he photographed the aquatic beast before returning it to the lake in good health.
The monster fish, nicknamed Lockey's Lump, weighed 94lbs, breaking the previous record by 3lbs. (ANI)