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New Record Sheepshead Caught Spearfishing

 

October 14, 2021

The NJ DEP Division of Fish and Wildlife has announced that two new record fish were caught in September. The first was a sheepshead caught spearfishing and is the first record in that category for NJ. The second fish that came in was a landlocked salmon which broke a previous record.

Russ Griffin of Manahawkin made his way onto the state spearfishing record fish list by landing a new state record Sheepshead on September 20, while free diving off Long Beach Island. The fish weighed 12 pounds, 8 ounces and is the first record fish to be caught for this category. The record Sheepshead measured 26 inches in length and a girth of 22.5 inches.

Congratulations to Mr. Griffin on his magnificent catch!

Joe Satkowski Holding Landlocked Atlantic Salmon
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