The only thing better than breaking a record is creating a new one from scratch.
A fisherman in North Carolina caught a large red hind fish in early October. After reviewing the catch, state officials decided to create a new record category and award the top spot to the new fish.
Matthew Parr now holds the North Carolina record for red hind, according to a statement from the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries. He caught the fish in early October, but officials only recently determined that the new record had been set.
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Prior to this, the state did not have any records listed for this type of fish. It decided to create a new category after it determined that this fish was “exceptionally large” for North Carolina.
Parr’s fish, which was caught on October 1 near Cape Lookout, weighed 7-pounds, 1.6 ounces and measured 21.5 inches…