Dorchester angler catches state record 18-pound longnose gar

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Record longnose gar

State record for longnose gar caught near Eldorado

Samson Matthews, of Hurlock, with his record longnose gar.

An angler from Hurlock is the new Maryland state Chesapeake Division record holder for longnose gar, with a catch that weighed 18.3 pounds, according to a Maryland Department of Natural Resources press release.

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