New Class B State Fishing Record Set for Silver Carp

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | 10:00am

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has confirmed a new fishing record for silver carp in Class B (method other than rod and reel) which came from Cheatham Lake.

Connor Edwards, of Cedar Hill, took the fish by archery at Cheatham Lake on March 14 at 10:30 p.m. The fish weighed 36 pounds, 13.92 ounces and was 39 1/2 inches long. The new record fish surpasses the previous record of 36 pounds set in 2013 on Kentucky Lake.

The criteria to be considered for a state record fish and instructions, along with state records and fishing license information are in the 2015-16 TWRA Tennessee Fishing Guide, available where licenses are sold. Information, along with the record fish application, is also available on the TWRA website at www.tnwildlife.org  by clicking on “For Anglers” located on the left side of the home page.