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Nevada man's 35-pound carp breaks state record

A Nevada man broke a state record when he reeled in a carp weighing 35 pounds, 3 ounces. Photo courtesy of the Nevada Department of Wildlife
A Nevada man broke a state record when he reeled in a carp weighing 35 pounds, 3 ounces. Photo courtesy of the Nevada Department of Wildlife

March 11 (UPI) -- Wildlife officials in Nevada said a man broke a state record when he reeled in a carp that tipped the scales at 35 pounds, 3 ounces.

The Nevada Department of Wildlife said Brenden Burnham was out on Virginia Lake in Reno on Sunday when he hooked something big on the end of his line.

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Burnham, who caught and entered 46 carp trophy fish over 15 pounds in 2019, reeled in a carp weighing 35 pounds, 3 ounces.

The department said the fish beat the previous state record of 34 pounds, 10 ounces.

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