A screenshot of a Facebook submit displaying Hunter Anderson holding the fish he caught in a Kentucky pond. (Photograph: Facebook screenshot)

What happens whenever you flush your pet fish down the porcelain body chute? Apparently, he comes back 20 pounds heavier with a longing for Lee’s Famous Recipe biscuits. 

At the very least that’s what a Kentucky fisherman and his sister are speculating after he snagged a whopper of a goldfish in a Danville pond. 

Or was it a koi fish?

Hunter Anderson, 22, informed the Courier Journal that he and his girlfriend have been driving house from Frankfort this weekend once they stopped at a personal pond in Boyle County, the place they remembered it had some goldfish or koi fish. That they had a Cashion fishing rod in the automotive — and some leftover biscuits — and decided to drop in a line.

“I forged out there and the battle was on,” he advised the Courier Journal. “I fish avidly in tournaments and in addition just for enjoyable. But this fish was totally different.”

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He said the golden swimmer weighed about 20 pounds, was 30 inches long and put up quite the fight.

“It was one of the hardest fighting fish I’ve ever fought,” he said. “… I’m lucky I got it in. But I did and I was screaming and jumping up and down as I had never seen anything like it.”

Anderson’s sister posted a picture of him holding the fish on Facebook. The fishy snapshot had more than 1,000 likes and 2,000 shares as of Wednesday.

“What you are witnessing is NOT national geographic! It is not a stolen image or edited photo! This is my brother!! Who is holding what could possibly be…. that pet goldfish we flushed when I was 9!!! …I swear, I thought you were dead bubbles!!! lol lol. Caught in danville ky y’all!! Oh my gosh don’t flush your pets!” Cassie Anderson joked on Facebook.

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After a quite photo shoot, he returned the glistening fish back to its home. 

“Maybe a kid can catch it some day and be as happy as I was.”

Reach Bobby Shipman: rshipmanIV@gannett.com. 

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