One look at this fish and you know it’s the new world record perch.
The new world record perch caught with a tip-up rod was reeled in last March by a 12-year-old girl named Tia Wiese, from Lake Cascade, Idaho.
It wasn’t until recently that Tia’s father, Gary, visited the Wisconsin Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame and saw for himself that the giant perch his daughter caught was in fact the largest one ever brought in through the ice.
At the time of the catch, the whole family knew that Tia’s perch was big, but how big exactly took a little longer to come to light.
Tia’s perch came in at two pounds 11.68 ounces, crushing the old record through the ice on a tip-up at 2.6 pounds. After Tia’s father submitted the paperwork confirming the official weight from certified scales, it was written in the record books.