Four Oaks Man Breaks Fishing State Record

Rocky Baker of Four Oaks, left, helps show off his big catch following an outing at the Roanoke River on July 17. Contributed photo

Rocky Baker of Four Oaks enjoyed a special outing at the Roanoke River on July 17.

Officials with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission confirmed that Baker broke a state record by reeling in his 127-pound, 1-ounce blue catfish. The fish measured 60 inches long and 40 1/4 inches in girth.

Baker used a Mad Cat rod and Penn Squall reel.

-Dunn Daily Record

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