A massive 1.5 meter carp was caught as an unintended consequence of the recent Typhoon Fitow in Taizhou, Zhejiang Province. Reservoirs in the area began discharging excess water (and lots of fish!) on October 5 to accommodate for expected heavy rainfall.
Fishing in flooded streets is not unheard of in China, however, Taizhou locals were particularly happy at the exceptionally large sizes of their catches. According to local media, most fish averaged between 1 – 1.5 meters in length.
Although flooding from Typhoon Fitow has wreaked havoc throughout eastern China, we’re glad these fishermen were able to make the most out of the rains.
By Maea Lenei Buhre
A local carrying his Fitow haul.
[Photo via CNS]