It seems they grow their goldfish big in South Carolina. Greenville County park officials say a lake study turned up a 9-pound goldfish in Oak Grove Lake during some recent testing at lakes around the county.
Ty Houck, with Greenville County Parks, Recreation & Tourism, said a specialist was conducting a practice called "electrofishing" which stuns the fish but does not harm them, causing them to float to the surface so they can measure and study the fish population.
In addition to the goldfish, a 4.5-pound largemouth bass was also found in the lake. Goldfish are not native to South Carolina lakes, but Houck said it is not invasive or causing issues so it was released back into the lake.
Source: Fox News