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New Jersey State Record Carp Recently Arrowed

by Al Escobedo

A 46+ pound carp recently arrowed on Greenwood Lake has been confirmed as the new New Jersey State Record Carp.

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New Jersey State Record CarpA new state record is in the books in New Jersey. A bowfisherman recently put a state record carp in the boat on the Garden State’s Greenwood Lake. The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife has confirmed Adam Faatz’s fish as the new New Jersey state record carp. The behemoth weighed in at 45 pounds and six ounces. The fish was 42 inches long and had an incredible 32” girth. Beefy! Faatz’s fish overtook the old New Jersey state record carp by a pound and a half. That fish was taken by Mark Kronyak in 2008 on the Delaware River.

Mr. Faatz was bow fishing on Greenwood Lake at night on May 19, 2014. Greenwood Lake is located in Passaic County and borders both New Jersey and New York. The fish fought for about ten minutes before Faatz was able to put it in the boat.

Faatz is a member of Team Bloody Decks, a bow fishing team that works with Wounded Warriors and other groups to take wounded veterans out on the water as part of the their rehabilitation. He has arrowed several giant carp but this is easily his largest.

The New Jersey State Record Fish rules only pertain to species. There are no line classes or restrictions on equipment used. For more bowfishing news and information, visit the StickTheFish.com articles page.


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