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Three more state fishing records recently certified

LINCOLN, Neb. – In a year of above-average angling pressure, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission recently certified three state fishing records. Six records had been certified earlier in the year.

Sean Richter holds his state-record tiger trout.

The latest records are:

• Matthew Wiederholt of Phillips set a surface spearing record when he took a 10-pound, 7-ounce silver carp – beating the old record by almost 4 pounds – on the Platte River in Hamilton County on Aug. 29. The fish was 31¼ inches long.

• Tanner Brock of Elkhorn was casting a Beetle Spin at a private pond in Pawnee County on Oct. 11 when he caught a 1-pound, 11-ounce green sunfish, setting a rod-and-reel record. His fish, which beat the old record by 3 ounces, was 11¾ inches long.

• Sean Richter of Sidney caught a 5-pound, 7-ounce tiger trout on a jig at Sutherland Reservoir on Nov. 8 to set a rod-and-reel record. The fish, which was 22½ inches long, beat the previous record by more than a half-pound.

To see a list of Nebraska’s state-record fish, visit outdoornebraska.gov/nebraskafishspecies/#record.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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