The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries has certified a new state record for white marlin.
Neil Manning of Ashburn, Va. reeled in the fish on November 16 while fishing off Hatteras. The fish was caught using live menhaden on 30-pound test line.
The marlin weighed 138 pounds, had a girth of 37 inches, and measured 85 inches from the tip of the lower jaw to the fork in the tail.
The world record for white marlin is 181 pounds, 14 ounces, caught off the coast of Brazil.
source: North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries