Nancy Cash landed this 26-pound 8-ounce freshwater drum last month and crushed the Virginia state record.
According to the Tidewater News: _"Cash hooked the 38½-inch drum on a sting silver spoon and battled it for 15 minutes before her fishing partner, Jimmy Cannoy, got a net under it and brought it into the boat.__
The record freshwater drum was taken to Bobcat's Bait and Tackle in Clarksville where Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries biologist Vic DiCenzo confirmed the species, size and weight of the fish._"
The previous record stood at 22 pounds 6 ounces. The world record? That fish weighed 54 pounds and was caught by Benny Hull in Nickajack Lake, Tennessee in 1972.