Potential Record-Setting Fish Caught in Westbrook

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.

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