Fishermen Catch 50-Pound Carp In The Middle Of Los Angeles
MacArthur Park is in the middle of Los Angeles, near downtown. At the center of the park is a small lake, and it's not most people's idea of a picturesque fishing spot.
It was there that the California Ghetto Carping club caught a record breaking fish this week — a 50-pound carp.
"You got hundreds of homeless there," says Sergio Talavera (or "Big Serg") the president of the fishing club. "Every time we get there, we have to make sure that we're not going to be sitting on needles. You see the syringes floating in the water, on the ground. It's just one of those parks that where they tell you, the sun goes down there, you better get out of there."
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