Hobby fishing: – Caught mythic fish: – The world’s largest

The vast majority of people will probably associate a goldfish with a small fish that you buy at the pet store and take home in a plastic bag.

This goldfish is of a completely different caliber.

Over 30 kilos

Fisherman Andy Hackett (42) has made a memory for life, after catching one of the world’s largest goldfish.

BLOBB BLOBB: Fishermen have known for many years that the shy and elusive goldfish could be found in the lake. No one has managed to haul it up – until now! Photo: BNPS
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This is written by several British media, among others The Guardian.

According to the news agency Bournemouth News and Picture Service, it weighs the giant orange fish that bears the nickname “Carrot” – and weighs just over 30 kilos!

The fish is a hybrid between leather carp and koi carp, which are traditionally orange.

– Very shy

It is believed that the ‘Carrot’ is over 20 years old and that it was released in the Bluewater Lakes in the Champagne district of France many years ago. It was owner Jason Cowler who released the goldfish:

– We put out “Carrot” about 20 years ago, so that the fishermen would have something unique to fish for. Since then, the fish has grown and grown, but it rarely appears. She is very shy, says Cowler.

GIGA CARP: The fabled “Carrot” weighs just over 30 kilos – and is at least 20 years old. Photo: BNPS
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The lake is often visited by hobby fishermen, but the mysterious “Carrot” has proved very difficult to catch.

– I always knew that the “Carrot” was there, but I never thought I would catch it, says Andy.

The world’s largest

Andy spent 25 minutes cranking in the big catch, and cheered when he put the goldfish on the scale. It turned out that it was 13 kilograms heavier than the world’s largest goldfish – caught in Minnesota in the USA in 2019.

HUGE SPLASH: Zach Piller and his father Doug got a literally huge surprise on a fishing trip. Reporter: Christina H. Korneliussen/Dagbladet TV
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Not only that, “Carrot” was more than twice the size of a 13kg orange koi carp caught in southern France in 2010.

– I knew it was a big fish when it took the bait, and dragged it from side to side – and up and down. Then it came to the surface 30-35 meters out into the lake and I saw that it was orange, says the happy fisherman.

Was released

Andy posed for a photo shoot with “Carrot”, before it was released back into the lake.

This form of fishing – pure catch and release – where the goal is only to experience the joy and excitement of fishing and then release the fish again – is in violation of the Animal Welfare Act and is prohibited in Norway, informs The Norwegian Food Safety Authority.

– She is very healthy and beautiful. We congratulate Andy so much on the great catch, says owner Jason Cowler.

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