When Jason Agecoutay and his nephew headed to Crooked Lake June 28, they were hoping to catch some fish.
But, it’s unlikely they were thinking it would end up a record-setting day.
But, that is just what it ended up being.
Using pickeral rigs and worms Agecoutay cast out at Indian Point, a cast of maybe 30-35-feet off the south side of the point. Within five-minutes of the cast, he got a hit.
Agecoutay set the hook in and the fight began.
After five-minutes of battling the handle on his reel broke off.
Agecoutay couldn't believe it He improvised and grabbed the reel to stop it from spinning as the fish was making a run. Agecoutay started walking backwards in order to land the fish and walk forward slowly twisting the reel than walking backwards again.
This was the processes used to get the fish closer to shore.
Agecoutay could now see the back fin of the fish and tail but still wasn't 100 per cent sure exactly what it was; he hoped for a monster Walleye which is what he immediately thought but once he saw the side of the fish, he knew he caught a carp. He had his nephew Christopher run over with a tote and scoop up the carp in order to land the fish.
Agecoutay had won battle. What he had caught was not just a carp, but a monster carp.
The Saskatchewan confirmed carp record was 26.96 lbs with Rod & Reel.
The fish Agecoutay landed has now taken the crown at 29.58-pounds.
The carp was landed on 20-pound test line.
Of interest, the current world carp record is 112-pounds,.
Agecoutay resides in Yorkton, Saskatchewan and is eyeing to best this catch with an even bigger one.