Millsboro Angler Smashes State Record for King Mackerel with 52-Pound, 11.2-Ounce Catch Off Fenwick Shoal
A Millsboro angler has become the kingfish king of Delaware’s Atlantic waters by catching a 52-pound, 11.2-ounce king mackerel, also known as a kingfish, in late July along Fenwick Shoal. Jeff McCoy landed the new state record king mackerel fishing from his 25-foot boat, The Reel McCoy, kept at DNREC’s Indian River Marina in Delaware Seashore State Park.
DNREC has confirmed a new state record tautog, caught off the Indian River Inlet, as the second state record of 2023 for the Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament.
New state records for six fish species as caught from fresh and saltwater were established during the 2022 Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today.
Anglers eager to learn what fish are available to catch within or offshore Delaware, including size and quantity possession limits, will welcome the 2020 Delaware Fishing Guide. The new fishing guide is free from DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife online, at licensing agents statewide, and at DNREC’s license office at 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901.
DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife has confirmed a new state record in the Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament: a 43-inch, 47.75-pound blue catfish caught Aug. 31 on the Nanticoke River by Colt Williamson of Harrington.