8-year-old girl makes catch of a lifetime while fishing in North Carolina mountains

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Madison Grace Hensley, 8, caught a large brook trout in the Pigeon River on Thursday morning. (Photo: Jessica Hensley via WLOS)

CANTON, N.C. — A North Carolina girl made the catch of her lifetime while fishing in the mountains.

WLOS reported that Madison Grace Hensley, 8, caught a large brook trout in the Pigeon River on Thursday morning, according to her mother.

Madison’s mom said the fish weighed 6 pounds and was 19 inches long.

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission says the state record for brook trout is 7 pounds, 7 ounces, which was caught in the Raven Fork River in 1980.

Click here to find a place to fish for trout in the mountains of North Carolina or learn more about the rules and regulations of trout fishing.

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