A Missouri man is a new world record holder after a giant fish caught last month, but it’s not without a bit of help.
Missouri Conservation Department confirmed Thursday 125 lbs 5 oz bighead carp shot by Matt Neuring It broke the previous record of 104 pounds, 15 ounces. Bauer Fisherman shot a fish with a friend on Lake Perry on July 24th.
Mr Newling said he and his friends initially thought they were both £ 30 grass carp shot. His arrow stayed and his friend shot it again to help catch it.
According to MDC, “we couldn’t believe it,” he said. “We knew what kind of fish it was, but we had never seen a fish of that size. This is a straight monster. A five gallon bucket is easy to put into its mouth. It fits. If my buddy wasn’t with me, I wouldn’t have been able to pull it out of the water. “
Missouri records are held for standard poles and lines, and two alternative fishing methods. The latter methods include bow fishing, spear fishing, gigs, grabs, archery, slow lines and more.
Bighead carp state record Kyle Schneider was caught on Paul and Rhein in 2004 when he caught an 80-pound monster on Lake of the Ozarks.
“It’s just crazy,” Newling said. “I set a goal to break the record every time I went out to a fish, but I never thought I would break the record with this fish.”
Andrew Branson, a specialist in MDC’s Fisheries Program, estimates that the carp photographed by Neuling is 10 years old. Bighead carp is an invasive species and authorities recommend fishermen to remove them from the water.
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