Fisherman Caught 67-Pound Fish Named 'The Carrot'

The fish is in excellent health and is expected to live up to approx 35 years.

Credit: Facebook / Bluewater Lakes

English fisherman Andy Hackett caught a monster-sized fish in France's Bluewater Lakes. The fish, nicknamed "The Carrot," weighs 67 pounds and is technically a mixture of leather carp and koi carp. It settled at the lake more than 20 years ago, according to BBC News.

The Carrot didn't go home with Hackett and was instead released back into its habitat after photos of it were taken. According to the Bluewater Lakes Facebook page, the fish is in excellent health and is expected to live up to approx 35 years.

"With normal fish you struggle to see them if they're just under the surface, but The Carrot is obviously bright orange so you can't miss it," Hackett said. "[But] it's a much sought-after fish, not many people have caught it, it's quite elusive."