New Jersey State State Record Carp Taken While Bowfishing

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A carp taken by Adam Faatz of Hawthorne, NJ, while bowfishing has been certified as a new state record by NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife.

Mr. Faatz was targeting carp from his boat at night on Greenwood Lake on May 19, 2014.

The 45 lb. 6 oz. carp, was 42″ long and had a girth of 32″. It surpassed the old record, taken in the Delaware River by Mark Kronyak in 2008, by 1 lb. 8 oz.

Mr. Faatz is a member of a bowfishing team called the Team Bloody Decks who are currently working with the Wounded Warriors and other local organizations to take severely wounded veterans out bowfishing as part of their rehabilitation process.

The New Jersey State Record Fish Program revolves around a specific list of eligible species, and is based on weight.

For details on program, see the Record Fish Program page at

source: NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife