Man sets fishing record with 2 pound catch

Man sets fishing record with 2 pound catch
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A man fishing in North Carolina broke a 36-year-old record when he reeled in a two pound, one-ounce fish.

Alphonso Jackson broke the 1983 record for largest redbreast sunfish by five ounces with his catch. While it might not seem that big, for this particular type of fish, 2 pounds could be considered massive.

Alphonso Jackson poses with his record-breaking catch.
(Alphonso Jackson)

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The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission published the record-breaking fish to their website. They also released a photo of Jackson proudly holding his catch up for the camera. The 43-year-old father had been out fishing with his kids when he made the record-breaking catch.

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“We started fishing in a pond but weren’t having any luck, so I said to my kids, ‘Let’s go back to where I learned how to fish’ and this is what we caught,” he told the…

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