North Carolina man sets new state record for channel catfish

After years of fishing the same honey hole, one North Carolina fisherman has reeled in a record breaker.

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After years of fishing the same honey hole, one North Carolina fisherman has reeled in a record breaker.

Back in May, Justin Hall brought in a real prize after fishing a local farm’s pond. His 27-pound and 7-ounce channel catfish is now the official state record. The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission certified that it beat the previous one which was 26 pounds and caught back in 2021.

However, Hall’s luck could have been running in the family. His son caught a catfish that same month that may have been over 25 pounds, but they released it, unaware of the state record.

“I told a friend about my son’s catch, and he told me it might have been big enough to beat the state record,” Hall stated.

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