Let this new Tennessee state record silver carp be a lesson that anyone can bring in a record at any time.
Connor Edwards, a third-grader from Cedar Hill, Tennessee was bowfishing at night when he noticed a giant silver carp jumping out of the water.
At 20 feet away, Edwards let an arrow fly and connected with the big fish just as it was about to break the water for another jump.
After reeling in the fish with his bow and taking it to certified scales for an official measurement, it was declared that Edward’s silver carp was indeed a new state record for the species taken by a method other than rod and reel.
The silver carp came in weighing 36 pounds, 13.9 ounces and measured 39 inches. It was estimated to be about nine years old.
“I told my friends at school about the fish, and some of them didn’t believe me,” Edwards said. “Some of them saw it on Facebook and they believed me then, and some of them didn’t believe me until I showed them.”