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.
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