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Wilmington man sets new record for Red Hind fish

Jared Lambert with his state record fish.

WILMINGTON — The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries certified a new state record for the Red Hind fish. 

Wilmington native Jared Lambert caught the 7-pound, 11.2-ounce fish near Frying Pan Tower on Aug. 6. He beat the previous record of 7-pounds, 1.6 ounces, which was caught off Cape Lookout in 2021. 

Lambert used a Star Rod and Penn 6/0 reel with a live pinfish to nab the catch.

The fish was 23.06 inches long and had a 23-inch girth.

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