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White Catfish Caught in Coventry Maybe A World Record

A white catfish caught in Connecticut last month has smashed a state record and could also be a world record for the species. Ben Tomkunas caught the 21.3-pound fish late at night in Coventry on August 21. Connecticut Fish and Wildlife confirmed that it was a white catfish and that it easily broke the previous state record for the species of 12.7 pounds. The International Game Fish Association has recorded the world record for a white catfish catch to be 19.3 pounds. Tomkunas says he intends to submit a claim to the association to secure the new world record.

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