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One Fish, Big Fish: Man Makes Record Catch Off Delaware Coast



    A Pennsylvania man caught a record breaking fish in Lewes, Delaware. (Published Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014)

    The fish was how big?

    A Pennsylvanian angler made an amazing catch during a sport fishing tournament off the coast of Delaware.

    David Walker set a new Delaware state record when he caught a 17.1-pound sheepshead in the lower Delaware Bay over a rock pile on a green crab on Sept. 29, according to Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Fish & Wildlife

    Wildlife officials said the 28-inch long fish that had a girth of 24 inches broke previous record holder Christopher Wentz’s 15.11 pound sheepshead catch from two years ago.

    Courtesy Fontenelle Forest Rehabilitation Center

    Sheepshead are known for prominent teeth, veritcal black bars of color and strong, sharp spines.

    Walker, who hails from Boothwyn, described his record catch as “delicious,” according to wildlife officials.

    Delaware officials recognized the catch since Walker caught it from a boat that departed and returned to a Delaware port.