48-Pound Trout: World Record or Genetic Cheat?

Sean Konrad caught a 48-pound rainbow trout. That’s a world record. But should it be? The trout he caught was a genetically-modified fish that escaped from a fish farm. It has three sets of chromosomes, which makes it sterile but able to grow unnaturally big. Konrad’s brother Adam caught the previous world record trout in 2007, which was also genetically modified. Whether this counts as cheating depends on how you see the sport of fishing. No matter where the fish came from, the fisherman still landed it, which involves a certain set of skills. However, fisherman elsewhere don’t have the opportunity to even try to catch a trout that big, because they don’t exist in nature. What do you think? Link

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I've been fishing for record fish in the kootanys for 20 yrs,rainbows inperticulare.If all i had to do was get a triplod put it in my ponds or creeks feed the hell out of it.throw my line in and sit and wait Iwould hold all the records.triplodes are not naturel they are not records.
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If these things are escaping from fish farms, they could be devastating to their environments.

It is a cheat. It's like winning a cake-baking contest with a cake you bought in a store.
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