Catching a world record fish at 90 would be an accomplishment worth celebrating, but to already have one under your belt at only nine years old? That’s insane. Teddy Wingfield is giving fishermen five times his age serious fish envy. Having already broken a world record at such a young age, we can’t wait to see what he does next.
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A fish caught by a 9-year-old off Atlantic Beach in June was already a state record, but it turns out the catch may actually be a world record.
According to the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, a scamp caught June 2 by Teddy Wingfield, of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, weighed in at 32 pounds, which topped the previous state record of 27 pounds, 1 ounce. That fish was also caught off Atlantic Beach back in 2012.
The current all-tackle world record scamp is 29 pounds, 10 ounces and was caught off Dauphin Island, Alabama in 2000, the NCDEQ reported.
Wingfield’s catch beats the world record by 2 pounds, 6 ounces.
The scamp caught by the 9-year-old spanned 43 inches from tip to tail and measured 28 inches around the girth.