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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota wildlife officials are voiding their oldest state fish record after determining that the fish had been misidentified.

State Fisheries Program Administrator Geno Adams says the 55-pound fish caught by Roy Groves in 1949 has been the subject of controversy for years. It was originally identified as a channel catfish, but many have argued that it was a blue catfish.

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Adams took what he called "an informal poll" by sending the photo to experts in fish identification and South Dakota State University fisheries professors. The group unanimously agreed it was a blue catfish.

The Argus Leader reports that State Game, Fish and Parks officials have tabbed the quest for a new record as "Catrush 2019" and expect the mark to be broken several times over the next few weeks.

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