A 10 -year-old who reeled in a giant carp says he knew it was a record challenger before he ever got it ashore.
Chase Stokes’ fish did indeed set a state record in Vermont. It weighed in at 33.25 pounds.
The Rutland Herald reports the carp was weighed at a bait and tackle store in New York in April. The Vermont Fish& Wildlife Department constructed the record official last month. The fish was a quarter-pound bigger than the previous record holder.
Stokes , now 11, said he likes fish for carp because they’re “hard to find.”
Shawn Good from the Vermont Fish& Wildlife Department called the son a “fishing maniac.” He said Stokes has landed the most trophy fish in Vermont’s Master Angler Program.
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