he catches the biggest goldfish in the world, a Magikarp in flesh and scales

From the first generation of Pokémon, the very popular versions Red and Blue, Magikarp quickly presented itself as an unforgettable creature. A “Absolutely pathetic pokemon” according to the description of the Pokédex of the version Scarlet, who is 0.9 meters tall and weighs 10 kg. Only, a much larger “Magicarp” was caught in France this month.

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Known for its Mythical Dip attack, Magikarp is a relatively weak Pokémon whose primary interest lies in its evolution into a Gyarados. For several dozen levels, Magikarp struggles to get rid of his opponents, requiring special efforts on the part of his trainer. And on the side of a lake in Aube, in eastern France, belonging to the Bluewater Lakes aquaculture farm, which specializes in carp fishing, a specimen weighing more than 30 kg was caught on November 3. .

Where this fishing is miraculous is because a goldfish cannot exceed 2.3 kg in the wild. Caught after a 25-minute duel by a Briton named Andy Hackett, this goldfish is one of the biggest specimens in the world, if not the biggest.I knew it was a big fish when it took my bait and started swimming with it, right to left and up and down. Then it came to the surface, 30 or 40 meters away, and that’s when I saw it was orange.” explains Hackett to the Guardian.

Baptized “the Carrot” because of its bright orange color, this fish looks like a Magikarp.It weighs about 13 kg more than what was considered the largest goldfish in the world, caught by Jason Fugate in Minnesota, USA, in 2019 and more than double the size of an orange koi. live of 13 kg caught by the Italian Raphael Biagini in the south of France in 2010″ recalls for its part the Daily Mail.

This goldfish-like species is actually a mix of leather carp and koi carp. However, it looks like the creatures that inhabit our aquariums. Introduced to this lake 20 years ago, “the Carrot” has not been seen regularly since. Worse still, the latter has always been “very elusive”. Taken out of the water for a few photos, this extraordinary specimen was then put back in the water.

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