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Record carp

A Friday afternoon off from work in early January gave angler Zach Adkins a chance to get in a little fishing. When the lure he was casting for northern pike connected with a 53.1-inch grass carp, Adkins ended up with a West Virginia record for the longest such fish ever landed.

Zach Adkins didn’t mind breaking a West Virginia fishing record, even if it was an accident.

“I actually was fishing for pike,” said Adkins.

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