The New Jersey state record for gray tilefish was broken in September with an 18 pound, 14 ounce fish. The record-breaking tilefish measured 35 inches in length and had a girth of 23.5 inches.
Angler Richard Eglesbe caught the fish on September 2, while fishing aboard the party boat Voyager out of Point Pleasant. The boat was bottom fishing in the Wilmington Canyon when the catch was made.
For more information, see the Record Fish Program page at www.njfishandwildlife.com/recfish.htm.
source: NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife