A man from Kentucky claims to have reeled in a nine kilogram goldfish.

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Hunter Anderson said he went fishing in a private pond in Boyle County that is known to be populated with koi and goldfish, and used a biscuit on the end of the hook.

He told news outlet WKYT that he ''put it out there and that fish ate it'', adding that he reeled in a huge goldfish which apparently put up a good fight.

He said: ''There's no faking that kind of fish. It was crazy.''

His sister Cassie posted a picture of the proud fisherman and his find, which he put back in the water after taking the snap.

He added: ''I thought it deserved to swim another day. Maybe a kid will catch it and be as happy as I was. I was jumping for joy.''