Potential Va. Record Blue Catfish Weighs In At 143

Virginia game officials say the state could have a new world record for blue catfish -- a 143-pounder caught over the weekend from the Kerr Reservoir along the Virginia-North Carolina border.

Media outlets report Nick Anderson of Greenville, N.C., caught the catfish measuring 57 inches long on Saturday. The state Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is reviewing the entry.

According to the International Game Fish Association, the current world record of 130 pounds was set last year in Missouri.

In March, the current state record was set when a 109-pound blue cat was caught on Buggs Island Lake near the confluence of the Dan and Roanoke rivers.

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