Potential Record-Setting Fish Caught in Westbrook - NBC Connecticut

Potential Record-Setting Fish Caught in Westbrook



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    Greg Myerson caught one huge fish on Thursday.

    A North Branford man has quite a fish story.

    On Thursday night, Greg Myerson caught what just might be a record-setting striped bass at 81.8 pounds in the waters off Westbrook, according to Jack’s Shoreline Bait & Tackle in Westbrook. It was weighed in on Friday morning.

    If the fish was properly documented, it would be eligible for a world record, On the Water reports, but Myerson took the fish home rather than pursue the official record.  

    The existing record is 78 pounds, set by a New Jersey fisherman in the 1980s.

    The official state record for a striped bass is 75 pound, 6 ounces, set by Steven Franco in 1992.