Bowfisherman scores world record fish in Missouri

Bowfisherman scores world record fish in Missouri
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Mitchell Dering caught this world-record brown bullhead from Duck Creek Ditch on March 14. (Courtesy: Missouri Department of Conservation)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KTVI) – When Mitchell Dering got off work on March 14, he had the itch to go fishing.

Dering went to Duck Creek Conservation Area in southeastern Missouri with his bow and scanned the waters on one of the ditches.

When he saw a bullhead in the water, he took aim. His shot was true, and he knew the fish was big.

The next day, Dering brought the brown bullhead to the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Southeast Regional Office in Wappapello to weigh the fish on a certified scale.

The brown bullhead weighed 4 pounds, shattering the previous record of 2 pounds, 7 ounces set in 1994.

It also tops the current bowfishing world record of 3 pounds, 4 ounces. According to the Bowfishing Association of America, that…

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