Andy HackettA British fisherman The 42-year-old spent more than 25 minutes trying to catch the big fish Champagne, France. Giant Orange Specimen, nickname Carrot (La Sanahoria), weighing more than 30 kg.
The carrot is believed to be more than 20 years old and was dropped in a lake in France when it was young. The fish weighed 13 kg more than what was believed to be the world’s largest goldfish caught in 2019 by Jason Fugate in Minnesota, USA.
“I always knew there was a carrot, but I never thought I’d get it,” Hackett said. He added: “When I got my bait up and down I knew it was a big fish. Then it appeared about 30 or 40 meters high and I saw it orange.
The fisherman took a picture with him He returned it to the French Sea. He then celebrated with a cup of tea. “It was brilliant to catch him, but it was pure luck,” he said.
The fish is a hybrid of leather carp and koi carp, which are traditionally orange in color.
Jason Cowler, fisheries manager, said: “We put the carrot on a different one for customers to fish about 20 years ago. He explained that since that time it has continued to grow and it usually doesn’t come to the surface much. “He’s in good health. Congratulations to Andy on a great catch.”
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