48-Pound Trout: World Record or Genetic Cheat?

https://www.wired.com/2009/09/biotechfishing/

Much controversy in the angling world over this one – he did catch this but it was a m escaped trout from a place where they turned out to be using genetic enhancers..

“In an age of biotechnological juicing, not even the easygoing pastime of fishing is free from controversies over artificial enhancement.”

If you’re interested in this check out the official world record fish database for all species it looks like..