By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A Fayette County man and his son have set a new Pennsylvania record for walleye fishing.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Conditions Point To 2021 Not Being A White Christmas
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission says that 62-year-old Richard Nicholson, and his son, Richard Nicholson, Jr, both of Connellsville, have set a new record for the largest walleye ever caught in the state.
The 34-inch walleye weighed 18 pounds and was caught along the Youghiogheny River.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Public Schools Investigating Threats Made Towards Numerous School Campuses
The record-size fish breaks a 41-year old record that was last set in 1980 with a fish that was caught in the Allegheny Reservoir.MORE NEWS: Holiday Shopping Tips: Identifying And Avoiding Online Shopping Scams
Nicholson says he will keep the fish frozen until he can get a molded replica of the fish made by a taxidermist.