Possible World Record White Perch

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A huge white perch caught by Beau McLaughlin of Virginia Beach, Va could set a new world record for the species. The 3 pound, 2 ounce fish was caught on June 13th in a private pond in the Virginia Beach area. The fish 17.75 inches long and had a girth of 13.25 inches.

The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) will review and possibly consider official certification of the trophy white perch as a potential new world record. If certified by the IGFA, McLaughlin’s white perch will exceed the previous world record by one ounce, which was set by Edward Tango from New Jersey on May 6, 1989.

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) State Record Fish Committee recently confirmed the catch as a new state record. The fish surpassed the existing record of 2 pounds, 8 ounces, set in 1995.

source: Department of Game and Inland Fisheries