The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries recently certified a new state record for false albacore.
Michael Voytkowski of Waverly, Penn., landed the fish in April, 2015, but only recently applied for the state record honor.
He caught the false albacore while fishing on the charter boat Beagle at the Big Rock off Morehead City.
The fish weighed 32 pounds and measured 39.75 inches curved fork length (CFL) with a girth of 24.25 inches.
The former state record for false albacore was 25 pounds, 8 ounces. The world record for false albacore is 36 pounds. That fish was caught off New Jersey in 2006.
source: North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries