Jump to content
Unexplained Mysteries uses cookies. By using the site you consent to our use of cookies as per our Cookie Policy.
Close X
Join the Unexplained Mysteries community today! It's free and setting up an account only takes a moment.
- Sign In or Create Account -
Still Waters

Angler baffled by 'Frankenfish' catch

26 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Still Waters
When angler Mark Sawyer went fishing in Cambridgeshire, all he wanted was to catch a carp.

Instead he ended up with a goldfish, a roach, and a bream - but, bizarrely, all in one fish.

The Frankenfish even manages to put cartoon character Blinky the Fish from The Simpsons to shame when it comes to levels of wierdness.

But unlike Springfield's most famous fish, which is the product of Mr Burn's toxic dumping, there is nothing in the water to suggest this mutant is a result of a nuclear mutation.

http://www.dailymail...-fin-bream.html

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bella-Angelique

It is a lovely fish though isn't it?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DieChecker

It is a very nice looking fish. I can see the resemblance to the roach, but not the bream. Seems to me it probably falls into the range of normal for a goldfish. Those things are inbreed to the nth degree and come out with all kinds of weird fins and mouths.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
orangepeaceful79

Oh my GOD.......its a.....a....a fish. Seriously?

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DieChecker

I don't even see how this is a Frankenfish. A frankenfish usually is mutated or somehow "Wrong" to the eye. This fish is actually quite pleasing to look at.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Zalanox

I don't even see how this is a Frankenfish. A frankenfish usually is mutated or somehow "Wrong" to the eye. This fish is actually quite pleasing to look at.

A frankenfish would be a fish that appears to have various body parts taken from different individuals, which is supposedly what we have here. Beauty is not really a factor.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Emin

Wow that is very interesting! Definitively a one of a kind fish.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rafterman

Seems to me that the biologist interviewed figured it out pretty easily.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Orcseeker

Interesting how the Satanic brand name is so conveniently placed in the picture and how the fish in the photo itself just looks shopped in

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JGirl

how incredibly underwhelming

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ryu

Interesting how the Satanic brand name is so conveniently placed in the picture and how the fish in the photo itself just looks shopped in

Darn! You beat me to it.

I noticed the "Satanic" word on what looks to be a bike plus the way the hand is positioned looks odd as if the fish was altered somehow.

At any rate, IF this fish is real then it simply looks like an escaped koi or something. Nothing mutated about it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
sickpuppy

wtf?

....nothing here?

i'm more concerned about the intelligence of the angler?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
HerNibs

He said: 'I have shown the picture to a number of marine boffins who say it is definitely the result of mixed parentage.

*LOL* I LOVE this phrase.

Nibs

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Lucky7

The tail looks like it's made of fabric. It does not look like good eating..... ick.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Grimm24

Its a good lookin fish to me

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
esperwolf

Hopefully that fish will breed and produce more beautiful offspring like it cause I must say that is one handsome fish.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Blueguardian

It's a Brofish, it's awesome :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Artaxerxes

It's simply a fancy goldfish that someone turned loose. Nothing special about it at all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hooko22

Have to agree. Nothing special about that fish, and the term Frankenfish certainly does not apply, it's even a quite beautiful fish. Nothing wrong with it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
drivernjax

The angler's mistake was returning it to the pond. If you don't know what kind of fish it is you just caught, you should not return it to the waters you caught it out of. It could be an invasive species and could eventually displace the native species. Just look at all the problems we have here in the USA with invasive species.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gummug

The angler's mistake was returning it to the pond. If you don't know what kind of fish it is you just caught, you should not return it to the waters you caught it out of. It could be an invasive species and could eventually displace the native species. Just look at all the problems we have here in the USA with invasive species.

I agree. I was wondering myself why he returned it to the pond, thereby losing what proof he had of its existence (except for the photo). Also, when they talked about the "head of a roach", I thought they meant the head of a roach as in cockroach. I didn't know there was a roach fish. *doh*

Edited by Gummug

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Varelse

Mmm... more unprocessed fishsticks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
UFO_Monster

I don't know if this has any truth to it, but one of the people in the comments section posted a possible explanation for the fish's appearance:

Just a goldfish. I did this a few years ago putting a black goldfish into a pond with about 20 12-18 inch koi. It doubled in size in just three weeks and changed to a very similar pale gold colour.

Just thought it was interesting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Englishgent

It is a type of ornamental fish. Common in asian countries. I agree with some others here that the angler was wrong to release it back into the lake.

Nothing strange about it.

Link to photo of same type of fish :-

http://danzjager.deviantart.com/art/ornamental-fish-55579472

The ''marine boffins'' were not very good boffins if they didnt know this! :unsure2:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ali smack

I hope he put the poor fish back in the water

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.