Sunday, August 7, 2016
North Carolina State Record Scamp
Teddy Wingfield, a 9-year-old from Lookout Mountain, Tenn., reeled in the enormous scamp on June 2 while fishing in waters off of Atlantic Beach.
The scamp weighed in at 32 pounds, topping the former state record by nearly 5 pounds and the world record by 2 pounds, 6 ounces.
Wingfield has applied for the all-tackle world record title through the International Game Fish Association. The application is pending approval.
The former state record, a 27-pound, 1-ounce fish, was also caught off Atlantic Beach in 2012. The current all-tackle world record scamp is 29 pounds, 10 ounces and was caught off Dauphin Island, Ala. in 2000.
Wingfield’s fish spanned 43 inches total length (tip of the nose to the tip of the tail) and measured 28 inches around the girth.
He caught the scamp while fishing on the Sunrise II charter boat.
source: North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries