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Stephen S. McDaniel, Director

News Release: October 30, 2019


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Record chain pickerel caught in Preston County

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Reedsville man caught a state record 27.87-inch, 4-pound chain pickerel on Oct. 13 at Upper Deckers Lake in Preston County, according to the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.

Angler Matt Born used an in-line spinner to catch the chain pickerel, which is a state record in length only. The previous record was a 27.75-inch fish caught by Steven Demma at Tuckahoe Lake in 2001.

Anglers who believe they may have caught a state record fish should check the current records in the fishing regulations at wvdnr.gov. Procedures for reporting a record catch also are included in the regulations.

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Photo courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce
Matt Born of Reedsville caught the new record length chain pickerel in Upper Deckers Lake in Preston County Oct. 13, 2019.