Massive fish weighing over 40 pounds were caught in the Hudson River in the Hudson Valley.

Towards the end of a long and unsuccessful fishing day, Tom Angell felt a huge tug at his pole. Moments later Angell reeled in a 40-inch fish that weighed 31.8 pounds.

Angell told WPDH the massive fish was caught north of Germantown using live herring. He says it was the only fish he caught that day.

Tom Angell

Over the weekend two fish, both weighing over 40 pounds, were caught aboard Trophy Class Charters in the Hudson River near Corton, Capt. Mike Cantiello confirmed to Hudson Valley Post.

The first striper was over 46 inches in length and 32 inches in width, weighing 45 pounds. Soon after, Trophy Class Charters helped another fisherman catch a 41-pound striper that was 46 inches in length. One of the two fish was caught by a 13-year-old boy. Both fish were placed back into the Hudson River.

Trophy Class Charters
Trophy Class Charters

"Two fish over 40 (pounds) in one day on the Hudson is something you dream of, and for these new anglers, it wasn’t even a thought that something like this could happen," Trophy Class Charters wrote on Facebook.

Trophy Class Charters is now booking for 2020, they can be reached at 845-283-6098.