Vermont State Record Carp

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A 44-pound 6-ounce common carp taken from the Vermont waters of Lake Champlain has set a new Vermont state record for the species.

The fish was taken with a modified compound bow by angler Darren Ouelette while fishing for in a backwater area of southern Lake Champlain.

The previous state record carp was taken in May 2013 on the Connecticut River and weighed 42-pounds 8-ounces.

Lake Champlain is one of the top areas in Vermont for carp fishing, according to Shawn Good, Vermont Fish & Wildlife’s fisheries biologist.

“Full grown adult carp in Lake Champlain average well over 20 pounds in size, with a real opportunity to catch them in the 30-pound range and higher,”

According to Goode, the common carp has been established in Lake Champlain since 1883.

source: Vermont Fish & Wildlife