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A Vermont boy reeled in a record-setting carp like a boss


A 33.25-pound carp was no match for 10-year-old Chase Stokes.

Stokes, now 11, set a state record in Vermont after the carp was weighed at a bait and tackle shop in New York in April, the Rutland Herald reports.

"I was so happy, I just yelled out. I thought it must be a state record," Chase said.

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department made the record official last month. The fish was a quarter-pound bigger than the previous record holder.

Stokes said he likes to fish for carp because they’re "hard to find."

Shawn Good from the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department called the boy a "fishing maniac."

Stokes has landed the most trophy fish in Vermont’s Master Angler Program.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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