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By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A Fayette County man and his son have set a new Pennsylvania record for walleye fishing.

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The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission says that 62-year-old Richard Nicholson, and his son, Richard Nicholson, Jr, both of Connellsville, have set a new record for the largest walleye ever caught in the state.

The 34-inch walleye weighed 18 pounds and was caught along the Youghiogheny River.

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(Courtesy: PA Fish and Boat Commission)

The record-size fish breaks a 41-year old record that was last set in 1980 with a fish that was caught in the Allegheny Reservoir.

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Nicholson says he will keep the fish frozen until he can get a molded replica of the fish made by a taxidermist.

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