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A Beautiful Fish

Verity Sharp visits a fish farm in West Sussex where carp are bred to grow fast and look beautiful.

Simon Scott is a passionate carp angler. He loves nothing more than sitting on the banks of a lake, waiting for the perfect fish to bite.

For more than a decade he's also been a fish farmer specialising in producing carp to stock angling lakes. He prides himself on breeding carp that grow fast and look beautiful. But what makes a 'beautiful' fish?

Verity Sharp joins Simon on his farm to meet the fish and see inside the hatchery, where the next generation of carp have only just hatched.

Producer: Heather Simons

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22 minutes