Mystery of the one-in-a-million 'Frankenstein fish'
Widely reported across the news media today - Mark Sawyer catches a “Frankenstein fish” which appears to comprise three different species.
This story was first posted on our sister site FishActive
Source: Hannah Furness - The Telegraph.
Mark Sawyer, 53, said he was fishing for carp when he hooked the odd-looking specimen, which he initially thought was a common brown goldfish but, on closer inspection, he found it appeared to have the head of a roach, the body and tail of a brown goldfish and the rear fin of a bream.
Mark, well known to anglers as the tackle editor for Angling Times, photographed the fish before returning it to Magpie Lake in Cambridge.
"I have shown the picture to a number of marine boffins who say it is definitely the result of mixed parentage. I have caught thousands and thousands of fish but have never seen anything like it before. It is a proper oddity."