PENDING State Record Golden Tilefish
10 Jun 2008
I received the call from CAPT Steve Wray at about 6pm when he was passing Cape Henry. He thought his angler had a new state record golden tile. I was already on my way to Long Bay Pointe to certify an IGFA Record Spadefish.
The group was deep dropping in the Norfolk Canyon, aboard the Ocean Pearl when Aaron Sledd of Virginia Beach hooked into something that took him 30 minutes to hoist to the top. The golden tile weighed in at a whopping 56lbs 8oz, topping the existing record caught last year, and just a few pounds shy of the All-Tackle World Record also caught last year.
VSWFT committee member, Capt Craig Paige showed up to verify the weight, and everything seemed in order.
Congratulations to the angler, captain, and crew aboard the "OCEAN PEARL."
Pics to follow soon.