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General Category => Sports/Entertainment/Arts => Topic started by: flowers on August 08, 2013, 01:34:55 PM

Title: World record setting frankenfish caught in Virginia tips the scales a 17 AND A HALF POUNDS
Post by: flowers on August 08, 2013, 01:34:55 PM

A Virginia man has snagged a world record by catching a monster 'frankenfish' that clocked in at just under 17 and a half pounds.

Nicknamed frankenfish for its terrifying appearance and adaptability, the northern snakehead was caught back in June but Caleb Newton of Spotsylvania County has only now been confirmed the record holder.

The fiercely invasive Asian species has taken over waterways up and down the East Coast and is known to survive outside water for several days, but Newton, 27, said it only took him about a minute to reel the beast in.

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