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Fisherman catches record-breaking fish at Cheney Reservoir

A fisherman has reeled in a record-breaking, 66-pound  bigmouth buffalo at a Kansas reservoir.

The Wichita Eagle reports that Trey Patterson, from Cheney, caught the 45.75 inch fish on June 8th while out with his father and brother-in-law on the east side of Refuge Point at the Cheney Reservoir.

When he first felt a bite on his line, Patterson thought he had a big wiper fish because that’s what they had been fishing for and that type of fish is known to fight back.  He says it took about 25 minutes to reel it in.

It weighed 4 pounds more than the previous record-holder that a bowfisher caught in 2016 in Milford Reservoir.

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