"..Cumberland is a member of Federation of Student Anglers, an international organization of anglers from elementary school through college. FSA, based in Bulverde, offers a $5,000 college scholarship to any member who catches a Texas record fish of any species. Also, the organization awards a $5,000 scholarship to any member who catches a Texas record fish during an officially sanctioned FSA event. And Cumberland caught his record pleco while fishing an FSA Tuesday Night Fishing Series Tournament. So his catch landed him $10,000 in scholarships as well as a state-record fish.."
That's right, Cumberland landed the new Texas state record...plecostomos. You know, those cute little suckermouthed cleaner catfish that everyone has one of in their aquariums? As it turns out, the armored catfish is quickly becoming a huge problem in Texas waters. According the article, the fish is wreaking havoc on native fish habitat and populations. First introduced in the San Antonio river in the 1950s, the fish have thrived and spread to other waterways, muscling out natives, destroying food chains and degrading habitat and water quality. And they are apparently completely worthless as a food or commercial source.