World record fish that may have been caught in southeastern Georgia


When Lester Roberts set foot on the Satilla River near Folkestone, he probably didn’t expect to leave with record catches.

Roberts is now Hold Georgia record For Red Breast Sunfish, the catch is pending world record.

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The Red Breast Sunfish weighed 1 pound, 12 ounces.According to, the length was 113/8 inch Georgia Natural Resources Department..

Roberts caught a fish on May 7th. Red-breasted sunfish is common throughout Georgia. They have orange-red or crimson red bellies, and the gills flaps are black in color. Most are less than £ 1 according to DNR.

Previous Georgian records from 1998 lasted nearly 25 years.

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According to DNR, four new state records have been broken since December.

Channel 2 Action News in our sister station Atlanta was reported in March A woman in Adairsville catches a record longnose gar It weighed a whopping 31 pounds, 2 ounces.

“The Georgian waters are currently producing some great fish, and the news that these records have been broken should give every angler a special excitement to get out there and shoot it.” Scott Robinson, Director of Fisheries, Wildlife Resources Division, said.

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