Delaware man makes record catch

London is not the only place where records are being set, thanks to a fisherman in Newark.

Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife Fisheries biologists have confirmed a 16-pound, 4-ounce tiger muskie caught two weeks ago sets a new state record for the species. Recreational angler James Stewart of Newark caught the fish in the Brandywine River about a mile upstream from the Christina River. 

Stewart’s catch tops the previous record, a 15-pound, 2-ounce tiger muskie, set in 1991. The new record holder will be entered in the books for the 2012 Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament.

Tiger muskies are the sterile hybrid of muskellunge (muskie) and northern pike. Stewart says he plans to have the fish mounted.

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