Man Reels in Giant 20-pound ‘Goldfish’ with a Piece of Leftover Biscuit: ‘It Was Crazy’

By Li Yen, Epoch Times
March 18, 2019 Updated: March 25, 2019

Fishing can be extremely thrilling, especially when you have a big fish on your line. A Danville, Kentucky, man was “jumping for joy” as he caught a massive 20-pound (approx. 9-kilogram) “goldfish” from a private pond. A 20-pound goldfish…Seriously, is this for real?

“There’s no faking that kind of fish,” Hunter Anderson, who snagged what he thought was a gigantic version of the family pet, told WKYT-TV.

“It was crazy.”

The incredible catch happened in early February.

Hunter Anderson 发布于 2016年3月20日周日

On Feb. 9, while Anderson and his girlfriend were on their way home, they passed by a private pond in Boyle County, where “there used to be some big koi fish and goldfish.”

Speaking to WTOL 11, Anderson said: “So she said ‘I wanna see’ and turned the car around.”

Hunter Anderson 发布于 2016年3月20日周日

Anderson, an avid fisherman who works part-time at a bait and tackle shop in Danville, then decided to try his luck fishing from the pond—using a Cashion rod and a piece of leftover biscuit as bait.

“Believe it or not, we ate at Lee’s earlier in the day, and I took a piece of a Lee’s biscuit and put it on a hook,” Anderson said.

He threw the line into the pond, and a fish took the bait.

Hunter Anderson 发布于 2018年10月27日周六

Anderson put up quite a struggle before he pulled the massive fish out of the water.

“It was one of the hardest fighting fish I’ve ever fought. It never ever wanted to give up. I’m lucky I got it in. But I did and I was screaming and jumping up and down as I had never seen anything like it,” he said.

Much to his surprise, he reeled in something that looked like an overgrown goldfish!

Man snags 20-pound 'goldfish' with a biscuit as bait

Fisherman reveals how he used a biscuit to snag a 20-pound 'goldfish' in a Kentucky pond.

Delaware Online 发布于 2019年2月13日周三

The fish, estimated to be around 20 pounds, was the strangest catch Anderson had ever seen. He even wondered if it was considered the largest goldfish ever caught.

“Maybe it’s some kind of record,” he said.

Proud of the massive catch, Anderson snapped a photo of the goldfish before he set it free. He watched the fish swim away as he tossed it back into the pond.

“What am I going to do with it really?” he said. “Maybe somebody else will catch it. Maybe a kid will catch it and be as happy as I was. I was jumping for joy.”

What you are witnessing is NOT national geographic! It is not a stolen image or edited photo! This is my brother!! Who…

Cassie Anderson 发布于 2019年2月9日周六

Anderson wasn’t the only one excited over the catch. His sister Cassie was thrilled as well.

Wanting to share her brother’s astonishing achievement, Cassie posted the photo of Anderson with the goldfish on Facebook, writing: “What you are witnessing is NOT national geographic! It is not a stolen image or edited photo!”

Jovially, she joked that the fish could be “that pet goldfish we flushed when I was 9!!!”

“I swear, I thought you were dead bubbles!!! lol lol,” she continued. “Caught in danville ky y’all!! Oh my gosh don’t flush your pets!”

Cassie Anderson 发布于 2016年6月5日周日

Cassie’s post has received more than 1,600 likes and over 820 comments.

“There actually not goldfish my husband caught one also here in texas. Forgot what it’s called ill ask him when he wakes up. There not a coi fish either we thought so also but it’s not,” one user wrote.

Another commented: “Probably a Japanese Koi fish not a Goldfish.”

Hunter Anderson 发布于 2017年5月28日周日

So, was that gigantic fish really an overgrown goldfish?

Kevin Kelly, a spokesman for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, told USA Today that the fish Anderson has caught looks more like a breed of butterfly koi and “not a goldfish.”

Even though that sea creature might not be a goldfish, it was still quite a feat, because Anderson snagged it with just a piece of “Lee’s Famous Recipe” biscuit!

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