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New Record Cunner Certified


May 28, 2015

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife has officially certified, and is pleased to announce, the catch of a new state record saltwater fish.

Jorge Antonio Costa of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, reeled in the new state record Cunner on April 17, 2015. The fish weighed in at 3 pounds, 2.4 ounces eclipsing the previous state record by 1.9 ounces. The fish measured 16.5" in length and had a girth of 12.5". Jorge was fishing off the boat Voyager, captained by Jeff Gutman. Jorge was bottom fishing the Mud Hole with a custom rod and a Penn reel with 30-pound line. A clam served as the bait.

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