In a French lake, a fisherman caught one of the world’s largest goldfish
A fisherman named Andy Hackettou has caught one of the world’s largest goldfish in a French lake. The weight of the catch was more than 30 kg, according to the Daily Mail.
The elusive fish, known as the “carrot” because of its orange color, was caught in Bluewater Lake in Champagne, France. They were put into the lake 20 years ago.
Andy Hackett is known to have spent 25 minutes pulling the fish. The fish is a hybrid of leathery carp and koi carp, which is considered the second largest of this type ever caught.
As the man himself noted, he knew that there was a “carrot” in the lake there, but he never thought that he would catch it.
“I knew it was a big fish when it took my bait and started going side to side, up and down with it. Then he surfaced for 30 or 40 yards and I saw that he was orange. It was brilliant to catch him, but it was also pure luck,” said the fisherman.
He took a picture with the fish and released it back into the water.