The big one didn't get away from Sean Marek.
The Killingworth angler landed a 38lb 10oz striper last July while fishing off the shores of Clinton.
This weekend the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) will honor Marek and nearly 60 other anglers at the Fourth Annual Trophy Fish Award Ceremony in Hartford.
The ceremony will take place at 5 p.m. on Saturday, at the Northeast Fishing and Hunting Show in the Connecticut Convention Center.
Sean used porgie to catch the "monster" striper from a boat on Long Island Sound last July. The fish measured 44 inches - the largest striped bass caught by anyone in Connecticut under 16 years old in 2011.
“Fishing in Connecticut in 2011 was truly exceptional, as new state records were set for a total of six species, in three cases breaking records that had stood for twenty-five years or more,” said DEEP Commissioner Daniel C. Esty. “Most notably, these new records include a striped bass that has been confirmed by the International Game Fish Association as a new world record. We are hoping that anglers from around the country will take notice and make Connecticut their fishing vacation destination.”
Attending the ceremony to help recognize Greg Meyerson, the angler who caught the new world record striped bass, will be Jack Vitek from the International Game Fish Association (IGFA). The IGFA, a nonprofit organization committed to game fish conservation, maintains definitive worldwide game fishing records and has certified Myerson’s catch as a new world angling record.