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New Record Grass Carp (Archery) Certified


June 29, 2017


The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife has officially certified, and is pleased to announce, the catch of a new state record freshwater fish.

Hunter Whitehead of Frenchtown, NJ, landed the new state record Grass Carp for archery on June 3, 2017. The fish weighed in at 65 pounds, 13 ounces, eclipsing the previous state record by 13 ounces. The fish measured 48" in length and had a girth of 36". Hunter was bowfishing in the Delaware River when he got the fish.

For more information on the Record Fish Program, visit

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