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.