Scup Catch Could be New World Record

Photo courtesy Rivers End Tackle

On August 4, 2012, while fishing off Bock Island, Marcelo Moutinho landed what could be the new all-tackle world record porgy (scup).

The 4-pound,10-ounce fish was caught aboard the charter boat Widgeon, captained by Don Champion, out of Old Saybrook. The fish was weighed in at Rivers End Tackle in Old Saybrook. Moutinho now awaits approval of the record by the International Game Fish Association.

The standing world-record all-tackle scup is a 4-pound, 9-ounce fish taken from Nantucket Sound in 1992.

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