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Man Catches Potential World Record Carp On His Second-Ever Fishing Trip

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A second-time angler from Massachusetts caught what might be a world record carp while ice fishing late last month.

The Berkshire Eagle reported that this was the second time Andrew Plumridge had ever been fishing in his life, so his expectations for a huge fish weren’t too high. He was out with a few friends and a fishing guide on the frozen Housatonic River in the Berkshire Mountains when the fishing gods decided to send some good fortune his way.

The record carp was so big that Plumridge could barely pull it up through the ice hole. He’d caught a 32-pound, 2-ounce carp that measured 35 ¾ inches long, which is likely to set the new world record for catch and release common carp for the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. The category is new with no current record holders, so we’d say he’s got a pretty good shot at getting the record.

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“It takes about two to four weeks to verify the application,” Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame manager Kathy Polich told the Berkshire Eagle. “If everything checks out, he will have a world record.”

Plumridge is a 41-year-old auditor for a bank, who grew up in the San Francisco area. He said he didn’t grow up fishing, and this was the second time he’s ever caught a fish; the first was a pickerel that probably weighed a pound or two. This time, Plumridge pulled up not only what could be world record carp, he may also have a story he can brag about for the rest of his life.

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Man Catches Potential World Record Carp On His Second-Ever Fishing Trip