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O carp! This is a new state record

O carp!  This is a new state record

BRIDGEWATER, CT (WFSB) – There’s a new state catch-and-release record for common carp.

It is owned by Brian Santos, according to the Connecticut Fish and Wildlife Office of the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

The catch was made in Lake Lillinonah in Bridgewater this year.

Wildlife officials said the record was for weight. The fish weighed 45 pounds 5 ounces.

Here is a list state records for freshwater fish.