A giant 15kg goldfish was caught in Lake Toba, Sumatra Island, Indonesia, designated as a UNESCO World Geopark.

According to local media, on the 8th, Juliason Saragi and her friends from North Sumatra Island caught a 15kg goldfish while fishing in Lake Toba.

Juliason released a video and a photo of a giant goldfish on Facebook, and the news spread through social media.

Then the netizens expressed their concern, "It may be a superstition, but a disaster may come by catching a goldfish."

On June 18, 2018, a passenger ship sank in Lake Toba and 167 people died or disappeared. A few days before the accident, a resident caught a 13.5 kg goldfish in Lake Toba.

Netizens referred to the sinking of the passenger ship and urged "catching a giant goldfish will cause a disaster" and "we must release it back to the lake."

Lake Toba is included in '10 New bali', which the Indonesian government selected 10 tourist destinations as attractive as Bali.

Lake Toba is the largest lake in Southeast Asia, created by a volcanic eruption 75,000 years ago, and looks like a sea with an area of ​​1,300 ㎢ and a maximum depth of 529 m.

(Photo = Facebook Juliarson Saragih, Yonhap News)