Ga. man breaks state record after catching massive catfish

To say Richard Barrett had a good day of fishing in an understatement.

When the Axson, Ga. man finished his day of fishing Oct. 14 on the Altamaha River, he left with a 93 pound blue catfish.

He also left with the state's record for largest catfish, according to a news release from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

The previous record was 80 pounds, 4 ounces, the news release states.

Barrett used a live channel catfish that was caught earlier in the day to snag his record prize, the news release states.

DNR staff determined that the fish was about 14-years-old, the news release states.

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