MANISTEE, Mich. — An angler has landed the heaviest brown trout on record in Michigan.

The Ludington Daily News says Tom Healy of Rockford snagged the 41-pound, 7 1/4-ounce trout Wednesday from a boat in the Manistee River.

Department of Natural Resources biologists have weighed the fish and confirm its type. The previous state record for brown trout was a 36-pound, 13-ounce specimen caught in Frankfort in 2007.

The Daily News says the catch might have broken a world record. Presently, that distinction belongs to a 40-pound, 4-ounce brown trout caught in 1992 on the White River in Arkansas.

Healy would need certification from the International Game Fish Association or the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame as the new record holder.

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