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Michigan man catches giant goldfish in local lake

The goldfish weighs more than 3 pounds and is about 15 inches long.
January 16, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
Michigan fisherman Mike Martin has landed a very unusual catch: A giant goldfish. Martin caught the fish in a lake near Saint Clair, Michigan.

"Basically, I was doing what I always do, trying to catch perch and I thought I had a big perch on," said Martin. "Definitely not a perch."

The fish weighs more than 3 pounds and is about 15 inches long.

He thought he might have a record catch. But among the biggest fish ever caught in Michigan, goldfish weren't even on the list. Goldfish are notoriously difficult to catch in the wild.

"Everybody wants to just dump them out their sea wall and let them be free and this is what they turn into," said Martin.

He plans to mount it on the wall of his home.

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