Virginia man catches a record-breaking 23-pound longnose gar
An angler in Virginia set a state record when he reeled in a 4-foot-6-inch longnose gar weighing 23 pounds, according to wildlife officials.
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Shawn Kennedy, of Providence Forge, was fishing in the Pamunkey River when he hooked the big gar, according to the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources.
According to the department, the fish was 4 feet, 6 inches long, and had a girth of 17 1/2 inches.
Kennedy’s gar surpassed the previous record of 21 pounds, 13 ounces set by Blake Deal in 2019 when he caught a gar from Lake Gaston.
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