Fourteen years ago, Tim Cosens caught a giant carp in Kent, England. At the time, the fish weighed in at 26 pounds. He distinctly remembers a bald spot marking on its side.
A few days ago, Cosens was fishing the same spot. He felt a tug on his line and reeled in a huge fish after a 40 minute fight. When he finally got it in his net, he was surprised to see a familiar bald spot on the side. It was the same carp.
This time, the carp weighed 54 pounds, 12 ounces, making it one of the largest of its kind caught in England. Cosens returned the fish to the water, perhaps for a third reunion in another decade.