Fisherman catches 67-pound goldfish

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(CNN) – Here is a fisherman’s story which is not a long story.

After a 25-minute fight, UK angler Andy Hackett, nicknamed “The Carrot”, caught a giant carp that weighed 67 pounds, 4 ounces (30 kg). The giant fish is believed to be the second largest of its kind ever caught bluewater lakesFishing is where the vast majority reside in the Champagne region of France.
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With its striking orange color, the massive goldfish-like creature easily stands out as it swims beneath the water’s surface. However, getting hold of the carrot has proven to be a challenge. Hackett, while visiting the lake site, landed the prized fish, a hybrid of a leather carp and koi carp, on 3 November.

“With normal fish, you struggle to see them if they’re under the surface, but the carrot is obviously bright orange, so you can’t miss it.” Hackett told the BBC, “It’s a very sought-after fish, not many people have caught it, it’s quite elusive.”

BlueWater Lakes offers a private place for anglers to try their hand at pulling in one of their many fish weighing over 50 pounds (22.7 kg) – and some even over 90 pounds (40 kg).

Fisheries manager Jason Cowler said, “We put Carrot aside some 20 years ago to catch fish for customers. It’s grown since then but it doesn’t come out very often.” told the Daily Mail. “It’s not the biggest resident of the lake, but by far the most outstanding.”
After Hackett pulls in the carrot and weighs it, it is released back into the lake. A “no retention” rule has been implemented in the fishery, so fishermen never land fish. The Bluewater team also noticed this facebook page That the fish are immediately treated for any injuries before being released back into the water.

The fishery has tracked the growth of the carrot quite often, as it was hauled in nine times by fishermen last season. After breaking the 60-pound (27-kilogram) mark for the first time in February, the carp swam freely for nine months until Hackett pulled her in.

ever growing goldfish

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The average domestic goldfish weighs less than a pound, but species can reach much larger proportions under different conditions. Carp species, including goldfish and koi, if given plenty of space with proper diet and water conditions, has the potential to increase significantly, Which explains the impressive size of the carrot.
Often the largest goldfish found are unwanted pets that have been abandoned in the wild by their owners. Abandoned animals can negatively affect the delicate balance of natural habitats. In July 2021, aggressive, football-sized goldfish were found in a lake in Burnsville, Minnesota, resulting in city officials urging residents not to release their aquatic pets into the lake, fearing they could harm the local environment Can
“The 70 pound carp is a really big, impressive fish,” said Dr. Jeb Hogan, research biologist at the University of Nevada, Reno, and former host of the show “Monster Fish” on the National Geographic Channel. “There are actually different types of carp that are relatives of the goldfish, which tend to be really big, found in Europe and Asia – some of which can get up to nearly 500 pounds.”

According to Hogan, the growth observed in these massive fish is referred to as precocious growth, a condition in which animals grow rapidly when young and continue to increase in size after reaching adulthood.

“They just keep growing, the longer they live,” Hogan said. “It’s just going to keep growing and getting bigger, and maybe in a few years someone else will catch on and it’ll be even bigger.”

fishing crew said Facebook That carrot is “in excellent health and condition,” and can even live for 15 years or more. The team said, “May his stardom be long lived.”

Top image: Angler Andy Hackett hauls in one of the world’s largest goldfish ever caught. The giant orange specimen, aptly nicknamed The Carrot, weighed 67 pounds, 4 ounces.

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