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RECORD BREAKING CARP CAUGHT IN SHREWSBURY
MassWildlife fisheries biologists certified a new state record for a carp caught on April 18, 2012. Shane Felch of Shrewsbury took a 46-pound 5-ounce carp from Lake Quinsigamond in Shrewsbury. Boating late at night on Lake Quinsigamond, Shane took his fish with a cross bow (requires a special permit for hunting and fishing). Carp are one of the few freshwater fish in Massachusetts which can be taken either by a hook and line, or by using bow and arrow. He brought the fish to MassWildlife's Field Headquarters in Westborough to have it weighed and certified by fisheries biologists. Shane'sfish breaks the record set in 1993 by Roger Pyzocha of a carp weighing 44 pounds, 2 ounces caughtin the Connecticut River. Look for an image and more details on this fish storyto be posted this week on the Great Outdoors Blog at http://environment.blog.state.ma.us/. Congratulations Shane!