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Digest: Mechanicsville's Fox catches record snakehead in Charles County

Digest: Mechanicsville's Fox catches record snakehead in Charles County

Andrew "Andy" Fox of Mechanicsville, 41, caught a Maryland -record 19.9-pound northern snakehead while bowfishing during Memorial Day weekend at Indian Head, Mattawoman Creek, in Charles County. Fox's snakehead was officially weighed and certified by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Gray Brothers Market. The catch, which measured 35.157 inches, broke the 2-year-old record of Dutch Baldwin's 18.42-pound catch in May 2016. Fox plans to have his record-breaking catch mounted for display. Northern snakeheads are considered an invasive species in Maryland. Current regulations prohibit the importation, possession and transporting of...

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