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Debunked: Photo of Nova Scotia "World Record" Striper is a Fake

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May 29, 2013

Debunked: Photo of Nova Scotia "World Record" Striper is a Fake

If this photo found its way to your inbox or Facebook page, don't freak out and start sending it to everyone you know. It's a fake.

We talked to the photographer today and found out that the angler in the shot is a graphic designer seeing how far he can take a world record striper hoax.

Greg Myerson, breath a sigh of relief.

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from Koldkut wrote 46 weeks 3 hours ago

Oh yeah, it's blowing up alright....but not without it's more than fair share of criticism about the photo, the lack of slime and dirt on him, and the poor image quality compared to the rest of his images he posts on FB from the same location.

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from RiverratMike wrote 46 weeks 1 hour ago

Also, the lower part of the pole is in front of the dude and the upper part is back of him. Note that if both people lowered their arms down their hands would be about knee level. They couldn't pick up that much meat much less hold it. Etc. etc.

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from tleichty1989 wrote 45 weeks 6 days ago

Typically ever story on facebook is face. Im tired of it. Especially stuff like this!

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from Gary Devine wrote 45 weeks 6 days ago

It is sad that people think it real funny to start up a hoax on a so called record fish. It hurts the integrity and the credibility of all record fish. I don't think it is funny and I am not laughing!

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from Dangle wrote 45 weeks 6 days ago

Looks like the postcard of the guy riding his horse out of a high mt. lake, and a fish like that strapped to the side of the horse. That's why I discard most fish photos in mags., and on sites like this one. Way too easy to photo-shop the picture. Photos used as evidence in jury trials are now thrown out for that very reason. And holding the fish out at arms length for a photo gets old as well. Trying to deceive the viewer is darn near rude.

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from Koldkut wrote 46 weeks 3 hours ago

Oh yeah, it's blowing up alright....but not without it's more than fair share of criticism about the photo, the lack of slime and dirt on him, and the poor image quality compared to the rest of his images he posts on FB from the same location.

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from tleichty1989 wrote 45 weeks 6 days ago

Typically ever story on facebook is face. Im tired of it. Especially stuff like this!

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from RiverratMike wrote 46 weeks 1 hour ago

Also, the lower part of the pole is in front of the dude and the upper part is back of him. Note that if both people lowered their arms down their hands would be about knee level. They couldn't pick up that much meat much less hold it. Etc. etc.

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from Gary Devine wrote 45 weeks 6 days ago

It is sad that people think it real funny to start up a hoax on a so called record fish. It hurts the integrity and the credibility of all record fish. I don't think it is funny and I am not laughing!

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from Dangle wrote 45 weeks 6 days ago

Looks like the postcard of the guy riding his horse out of a high mt. lake, and a fish like that strapped to the side of the horse. That's why I discard most fish photos in mags., and on sites like this one. Way too easy to photo-shop the picture. Photos used as evidence in jury trials are now thrown out for that very reason. And holding the fish out at arms length for a photo gets old as well. Trying to deceive the viewer is darn near rude.

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