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UK angler catches "The Carrot" giant 30kg goldfish


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Now here's something you don't see at the fair - a man using two hands to lift a goldfish nearly as big as he is.

Worcestershire angler Andy Hackett landed the orange beast while on a trip to France, in a region worthy of toasting such success - Champagne.

The giant, known as The Carrot, was introduced to Bluewater Lakes there 20 years ago, proving elusive since.

But then came along Mr Hackett and rod; using, you might say, a Carrot and stick approach.

The fish, he explained, was a hybrid of a leather carp and a koi carp and after a 25-minute battle, it was all over. The goldfish that had been a white whale to many was in Mr Hackett's net.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-63707394

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Good to hear it was released. 

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2 hours ago, susieice said:

Good to hear it was released. 

I quickly scrolled through the news story to look if it was released unharmed, I didn't care about the angler or his fishing tale :tu:

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15 hours ago, Still Waters said:

Now here's something you don't see at the fair - a man using two hands to lift a goldfish nearly as big as he is.

Worcestershire angler Andy Hackett landed the orange beast while on a trip to France, in a region worthy of toasting such success - Champagne.

The giant, known as The Carrot, was introduced to Bluewater Lakes there 20 years ago, proving elusive since.

But then came along Mr Hackett and rod; using, you might say, a Carrot and stick approach.

The fish, he explained, was a hybrid of a leather carp and a koi carp and after a 25-minute battle, it was all over. The goldfish that had been a white whale to many was in Mr Hackett's net.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-63707394

That would have been a fun battle to bring that it.  Not surprised it was released as carp are not good eating.  

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