Sunday 24 September 2017

Teen catches carp in flooded street

The carp was spotted in ankle-deep water after heavy rain
The carp was spotted in ankle-deep water after heavy rain

A teenager from Ohio is reeling in attention for a big catch after he spotted a three-foot carp swimming in receding floodwaters on his street.

He scooped it into his arms as his mother caught the scene on video.

Sixteen-year-old North Royalton resident Jake Sawyer waded through more than ankle-deep water as he stalked the big fish in the dark and eventually trapped it.

He says he suspects the large grass carp came from a nearby pond, which swelled during heavy rains that caused flash-flooding in the area.

He says he wanted to ensure the fish did not become trapped and die in the street, so he carried it back to the pond. He estimates it weighed 40 pounds.

Jake says it is a fishing tale he will never forget.

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