New Delaware Record for False Albacore

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DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife has confirmed a new state record in the Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament: a 22-pound, 9.6-ounce false albacore that was caught July 13 in the Atlantic Ocean by Jason Conrad of Fleetwood, Pa. The fish was 35 inches long and had a girth of 22.5 inches.  Conrad was aboard the Canyon Hunter out of Indian River Marina.  The record catch was weighed at Hook’em & Cook’em, which is an official Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament weigh station and the catch initially confirmed by Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Officer William Adkins.