Anglers rarely get to put their name in the record books by catching a state record fish, let alone accomplish the task twice in two days. But that’s exactly what Zakk Royce did on Lake Gaston in North Carolina.

Earlier this month, he landed a 91-lb. blue catfish that beat the old state record by two pounds.

Certifying the fish as a state record, it was released back into the waters to be caught by another angler someday. Maybe.

Not stopping just because he held a state record, Zakk returned to the water and landed another giant blue catfish, this time weighing in at 105 lbs.

Read the entire story at Outdoor Life.

“I always release trophy fish and I was going to make sure this fish swam off at any cost, so being that it was Sunday, the shops were closed to weigh it in so I stayed up all night pumping fresh water into the tank to keep him alive. I finally was able to weigh it in on Monday.” … [continued]

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