Strange fish tale 4: Man finds money hidden in fish

1eea7594-49c9-43e9-acd6-eda1bc740e2f

Editor's Picks
Features Post
The brightest pupils
04 October 2021
Features Post
Dealing with egg ‘fungus’
04 October 2021
Features Post
Rathbun’s tetra in the wild
13 September 2021
Fishkeeping News Post
Report: 2021 BKKS National Koi Show results
13 September 2021
Features Post
The World's forgotten fishes
16 August 2021

This week's trawl through the fishy archives reveals a man who had a rather lucky find...

A Chinese man found £200 in the belly of a rotten fish.

Mr Wang, of Huichun city, said that his dog had come across the fish which had been thrown out in the rubbish. He said: "I lifted the fish, and saw it was already rotting. But then a package wrapped in oily paper dropped out.

"I used a stick to poke the package to make sure it wasn’t a prank or something," Wang explained. "But then I saw that there was money inside. I couldn't believe it."

The money came to the equivalent of almost £200.

"I think the fish must have been given to someone as a present. But I guess they didn’t know about the money," he added.

Wang said he would return the money if anyone could correctly identify the colour and other characteristics of the package.

Why not take out a subscription to Practical Fishkeeping magazine? See our latest subscription offer.