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Giant carp pulled from Sheffield river

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A Sharon man has caught a giant carp while ice fishing in the Berkshires, a catch that may prove to be a world record. Andrew Plumridge pulled the 35¾-inch, 32-pound, 2-ounce carp from the Housatonic River in Sheffield late last month. Paul Tawczynski, owner of the fishing guide company, said the fish was so big that at first it did not fit through the 8-inch hole in the ice. The giant carp could set an ice fishing world record in the new catch-and-release category, pending verification by the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame in Hayward, Wis. Business manager Kathy Polich told The Berkshire Eagle that it usually takes two to four weeks to verify a record.

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