British fisherman catches massive 30kg goldfish and could break world record
In a rare catch, a British fisherman was stunned after catching one of the world’s biggest goldfish, New York Post reported. The gigantic orange specimen, aptly nicknamed The Carrot, weighs 67 pounds 4 ounces. (30.5kg). It weighs 13.6 kg (30 lb) more than what was considered the largest goldfish in the world, caught by Jason Fugate in Minnesota, United States, in 2019.
Notably, Andy Hackett, 42, caught the fish while fishing at Bluewater Lakes in Champagne, France, one of the world’s leading carp fisheries, the outlet added in its report. The fish is a hybrid species of leather carp and koi carp, traditionally orange.
“I always knew The Carrot was in there, but I never thought I’d catch it,” Mr Hackett said after his fishing victory.
It took Mr. Hackett 25 minutes to hunt and catch the fish. “‘I knew it was a big fish when it took my bait and went side to side and up and down with it. Then it came to the surface at 30 or 40 yards and I saw it was orange. It was great to catch it, but it was also luck,” Mr Hackett said. New York Post.
Meanwhile, the photos of the ”Carrot” caused a stir on social media. A Facebook page called Bluewater Lakes shared three photos of the smiling fisherman holding the gigantic fish in his hands. The post was captioned, ”CARROT, weighing @67.4lbs!! Well done Andy top dangling.”
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Many were impressed and congratulated the angler on the superb catch. One of the comments read, “I saw it jump a few times when I was there, but I didn’t realize the size of it. It’s breathtaking! Thumbs up.” the superb Carrot. Glad to finally see her.”
This particular specimen, believed to be 20 years old, was apparently introduced to the lakes 15 years ago “as something different for anglers to try to catch,” the Blue Water Lakes spokesperson said. , Jason Cowler. USA today.
After posing for photos with the fish, Mr Hackett released it safely back into the lake and then celebrated with a cup of tea.
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