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1954 Press Photo George Packham Fisherman World Record

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Caption: World record is the claim of George Packham, of Newport, R.I., for this 20-pound, 11-ounce blackfish. It is 33 inches long with a 23-inch "waistline." Packham caught the whopper from a boat with a 30-pound test line. The present rod and reel record is 18-pounds, 6-ounces caught last October.

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