(Fredericktown) A Fredericktown man is the latest state record holder in a fishing category.
Joseph Duncan now holds the record under alternative methods for gizzard shad.
Duncan was bowfishing on a private pond in Madison County April 19th when he shot a 3-pound, 9-ounce fish.
The previous record for a gizzard shad was 2-pounds and 13-ounces set last year.
Duncan tells the Missouri Department of Conservation it was a surprise to get a state record that day because he wasn’t targeting shad at all.
He says he and others were doing some grass carp control that day.
The shad was weighed on a certified scale in Madison County.
It’s the 6th state-record fish recorded this year.