Kentucky Fisherman Reels in 20-Pound Goldfish

Danville, KY -- A Kentucky fisherman's catch is going viral after he used part of a biscuit to reel in what appears to be a 20-pound goldfish.

Hunter Anderson of Danville said he was fishing with his girlfriend in a private pond in Boyle County when he decided to use a piece of his Lee's Famous Recipe biscuit as bait.

Anderson said he quickly got a bite, setting off a difficult battle before he managed to land the fish, which appears to be an unusually large goldfish or koi fish.

Anderson's sister posted a photo of the catch on Facebook, joking that it may have been the pet goldfish the family flushed down the toilet years ago.

The fisherman said he threw the fish back into the water.

"What am I going to do with it, really?" Anderson told WKYT-TV. "I thought it deserved to swim another day."

 
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