Fisherman lands whopping 67-pound goldfish, may break world record: ‘It was sheer luck’?

He will require a larger bowl.

A UK fisherman caught a monster goldfish of nearly 70 pounds. It was potentially the largest in the world. The Facebook post detailing the man’s catch of a life time is currently viral.

Andy Hackett, 42 years old, caught the giant, affectionately named The Carrot while fishing in Champagne, France’s Bluewater Lakes. The Daily Mail reported.

Hackett, who is a Worcestershire-based director of a company, said that she knew The Carrot was there but didn’t think she would catch it.

Although not a true goldfish, the Fantacolored freak of Nature is actually a hybrid species between leather carp and Koi carp. These ornamental fish are common in ponds. Blue Water Lakes spokesperson Jason Cowler said that the 20-year-old specimen was brought to the lakes to “enhance the fishing experience.”

He stated, “Since then it’s grown and grown but it doesn’t often come out.” “She is very difficult to find.”

The Carrot tipped at 67.4 Pounds.
Facebook/Bluewater Lakes

Hackett hooked up the Carrot, earlier this month after it had largely escaped capture.

“I knew it was big fish when it took out my bait, and it went side to side with me,” the angler recalls. “Then, it came to the surface at 30 or 40 yards and I saw it was orange.

Hackett said, “It was brilliantly to catch it, but it was also sheer chance,” and spent over 25 minutes reeling it in.

The Carrot weighed in with 67.4lbs.
Facebook/Bluewater Lakes

The Carrot weighed in with 67.4lbs, which is 30 more than what was once considered the world’s largest fish. It was caught by Jason Fugate from Minnesota in 2019.

Hackett then took photographs and released his prize back into the lake. The Brit celebrated his catch by enjoying a cup tea.

Andy Hackett, 42: “The Carrot was there but I never thought that I would catch them.”
Facebook/Bluewater Lakes

Cowler stated that Andy was a great fisherman and that The Carrot is in “excellent health.”

A Kentucky fisherman captured a 20-pound koi while fishing with only a biscuit. It was a similar amazing catch in 2019

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