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Jake Johnson holds a carp that he found this week in the middle of the soccer field in D'Aubigny Park. (Submitted Photo)
Jake Johnson has a whopper of a fish story.
But it is not about the one that got away.
It's about the one that he threw back after finding it on a soccer field.
"So, I'm walking in the middle of a soccer field at D'Aubigny Park the other day," Johnson, 18, said Friday. "The water had receded and I was looking for fish.
"I was kind of expecting to find one and, well, I did."
The West Brant park is adjacent to the Grand River, which overflowed earlier this week, covering soccer fields with water.
Johnson said he found a large common carp weighing about 10 pounds that was still alive.
He picked up the fish, placed it in nearby D'Aubigny Creek and watched it swim away.
"I live in West Brant and, yes, I'm a fisherman," said Johnson, who sent a photo of him with the fish to The Expositor.
"I've caught a lot of fish over the years but nothing that big.
"And that's the first time I've ever caught a fish on a soccer field."
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