The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

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July 29, 2013

Outdoors Insider, with Dale Sunderlin: Public invited to hear changes

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Record carp certified

A new Ohio record carp taken by bowfishing has been certified by the Outdoor Writers of Ohio State Record Fish Committee.

The new state record carp, weighing 53.65 pounds, was caught by Patrick Johnson of Toledo in the Sandusky County portion of Lake Erie’s waters. Johnson arrowed the carp June 9, 2013, using a fish point tethered with 200-pound test Fast Flight line. Johnson’s record carp is 45 inches long and 32-1⁄4 inches in girth.  

His catch replaces the previous state bowfishing record carp that was arrowed in Sandusky Bay by Rich Cady on May 28, 2008, weighing 47.65 pounds and measuring 38 inches long. Ohio’s record fish are determined on the basis of weight only.

Ohio’s state record fish are certified by the Outdoor Writers of Ohio State Record Fish Committee with assistance from fisheries biologists with the Ohio Division of Wildlife. Biologists from the Ohio Division of Wildlife District 2 office in Findlay confirmed the identification of Johnson’s catch.

For more information on Ohio’s state record fish program, contact Fred Snyder, Chairman, OWO State Record Fish Committee, 754 Co. Rd. 126, Fremont, 43420, phone (419) 332-0777, email fnsnyder@gmail.com, www.outdoorwritersofohio.org.

Datebook

Orwell Gun Club will be sponsoring a “Women’s Beginning Firearms Clinic.”

The date is Saturday August 24, 2013 from 9:30 a.m.till 2 p.m. They are located at 8089 Higley Road, Orwell.

Preregistration is required, ages 14 to 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Beginning instruction for handgun, rifle and shotgun will be the agenda. Call 272-5583 or email jwabbit13@gmail.com. Please leave your name; phone number and number of attendees and someone will get back to, you.

Remember, pass it on or it will surely pass on.

Sunderlin is a freelance writer from Geneva. Reach him at djss@roadrunner.com.

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