Monster Carp Reunites With Old Friend After 14 Years
A giant carp once caught by an angler 14 years ago, has once again been lured in by the same fisherman.
Tim Cosens, a builder and fishing enthusiast from the UK, was practicing his sport at the one-and-a-half-acre Strawberry Fields Fishery in Tunbridge Wells, Kent when he felt the tug of a large fish on his line. The angler spent 40 minutes reeling in his catch before finally bringing the fish onshore. When Cosens finally wrestled the giant fish into his net, he was amazed to find that this latest catch had the same, unique bald spot on one side of its body that he had seen on the same fish 14 years earlier.
When Cosens first caught the carp, the fish weighed 26 pounds, but when it came in the second time, it weighed in at a hefty 54 pounds, 12 ounces. This makes this fish one of the largest carps ever caught in England. Just as he had the first time he reeled in the fish, the fisherman had a picture taken of himself showing off the fish's distinctive marking.
The return of the fish was not the only part of that day that was a bit of a reunion of sorts for the fisherman.
"I used to fish at the lake years ago but moved on to somewhere else after I had caught most of the carp in there. I decided to pop back recently and returned to the same swim where I first caught the carp...14 years ago," said Cosens.
What is believed to be the largest surviving fish in England was landed just a few weeks ago. On the afternoon of April 24, Chris Holland, a 23-year-old fisherman reeled in a giant carp weighing an astonishing 61 pounds, 8 ounces.
"We reduce the number of fish in the pools, which means those that remain can get larger," explained Rob Hales, who runs the fishery in Shropshire. "They are really hard to catch. In the UK there are only five or six that are more than 60 pounds, so it's quite a rare catch."
Cosens' fish is estimated to be around 20 years old, and both carp were returned to the water after their capture.
Guideline On ‘Best Choices’ For Fish Intake In Children; FDA Confirms
A recent federal guideline classifies has classified fish into three categories of safety. This is to aid women who are pregnant, mothers who are breastfeeding and parents of young children in making wise and healthy choices for them and their families.
Fish In Space: Zero Gravity Weakens Bone Structure, Study In ISS Reveals
A study of medaka fish in space reveals that microgravity have detrimental effects to bones structure. This study is important in learning more about the effects of spaceflight on astronauts
Final Fantasy XV Guide: Find Out The Ways To Earn AP Here
Short on AP in Final Fantasy XV? Find out the different ways to earn ability points and rack them up fast.
Seaweed Farms To Heal Earth's Oceans And Climate
Former fisherman Bren Smith designed a 3D ocean farm that helps clean up seawater and restores underwater species.
Rockfish, 200 years old, finally gets caught
A rockfish caught off the coast of Alaska may be the oldest member of its species ever captured, and possibly the largest.
Study reveals higher Omega-3 consumption lowers risk of breast cancer in women
A review of 26 international studies led to a conclusion that women with the highest consumption of fish-sourced omega-3 are 14 percent less prone to breast cancer. Consumption of omega-3 from plants did not lower the risk for the condition.
MORE IN ITECHPOST
'Tokyo Ghoul' Season 3 Delayed By Its Live-Action Movie? Ken Kenaki Returns With Another Identity?
"Tokyo Ghoul" season 3's release is delayed and there are countless speculations as to why it is being pushed back. Reports claim that the show is to give way to "One Punch Man" and "My Hero Acdemia" but new rumors say that it's lack of materials and storyline as well as its live-action movie are causing the delay.
Overwatch Latest News: Blizzard Releases Doomfist Progression Update On PTR
The latest Overwatch news indicates that Blizzard has just released the Doomfist Progression update on PTR. Among other things, new cosmetics will be added to this new character.
'Dragon Ball Super' Spoilers: Android 18 Vs Frost? Krillin Disqualified, Angels Hinted To Be Villains
Latest updates and spoilers for "Dragon Ball Super" reveal that Android 18 will be going against Frost. Meanwhile, it seems like the angels are scheming something behind the Tournament of Power.