Lexington man sets new state record for fallfish

Lexington man sets new state record for fallfish
A Lexington man has set a new state record for fallfish from the Cowpasture River in Lexington. (Source: Department of Wildlife Resources)

LEXINGTON, Va. (WWBT) - A Lexington man has set a new state record for fallfish.

Jerry R. Hall caught the 3 pound, 5-ounce fallfish from the Cowpasture River in Lexington with spinning tackle using a Joe’s Fly.

Hall’s fish now holds the Virginia State Record Fallfish after receiving biologist verification and a review by the State Record Committee.

The new recording holding fish surpassed the previous record of 2 pounds, 8-ounces, which was caught by David Legg in 2020 from the Jackson River.

“I’m pro staff on the Limit Six Trout Team so I put a lot of time in on the water. For me, all the fishermen are a big family. That’s what Limit Six prides itself on; we’re a family. I love getting outdoors with my daughter and she loves to fish; it’s father-daughter bonding time. It’s not having to think about work or anything else that’s going on in the world. I am definitely going to get this record fish mounted,” said Hall.

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