Fisherman reels in 20-pound goldfish


(WTHR) – A man discovered a massive version of an old family pet while fishing around in a private pond in Kentucky.

Hunter Anderson caught what he described as a 20-pound goldfish.

Anderson's sister posted a photo of the massive fish on Facebook.

"This is my brother!! Who is holding what could possibly be.... that pet goldfish we flushed when I was 9!!!" Cassie Anderson wrote on Facebook.

The avid fisherman told NBC affiliate WXIA that all he had was a piece of a biscuit for bait but he cast the line and the fight was on.

"But this fish was different. 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," said Anderson.

He said he doesn't know if it was the biggest koi or goldfish ever caught but he'd like to find out.

The photo has been shared nearly 2,000 times.

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