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Angler Klaus Timm is suing the post office over the one that got away - after they lost his 4ft long pike when he posted it to a taxidermist.
The 50-year-old fisherman - from Monchengladbach, Germany - told how he'd been so proud of his catch that he wanted to preserve it forever.
But he was furious when postal workers lost the monster fish, and only offered to refund the 30 GBP postage.
"It isn't enough for the loss of the crowning achievement in a life of fishing," said Klauss, who wants 500 GBP compensation.
But post office spokesman Dieter Pietruck said: "There can be no compensation because wherever the fish is now, it is worthless."
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