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Where did this mystery fish come from? ...besides this lake.

While fishing in Magpie Lake of Cambridge, editor of  the Angling Times, Mark Sawyer caught something a little unusual.

The pro angler knew something was off when he pulled the golden fish from the water, he’d never seen anything like it!

Daily Mail writes:

Most anglers’ tales revolve around the improbable size of their catch – but this specimen really does look fishy.Mark Sawyer, 53, hooked the bizarre creature while fishing for carp in a lake.At first he thought it was a common brown goldfish but on closer inspection he realised it appeared to have the head of a roach, the body and tail of a brown goldfish and the rear fin of a bream.Those who fear falling hook, line and sinker for a hoax should bear in mind Mr Sawyer is the tackle editor of the Angling Times with a reputation to protect.And experts who have seen images of the ‘Frankenfish’ agree it is the offspring of more than one species.The fish, which weighed a little under 2lb, was caught in Cambridge earlier this month. ‘It is a proper oddity,’ said Mr Sawyer, who returned the fish to the lake. ‘The head resembles more of a roach, its lips aren’t quite right. ‘It has the body of a normal goldfish, its anal fin resembles a bream and the tail is of a fan-tailed goldfish.’


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