“When dad came back to camp and said he thought it was bigger than the last one, I said ‘No it’s not. It can’t be,’” Laura Boyer said. They weighed the fish at camp, but realized the certification on the scale had expired. When they returned home, Boyer had the scale recertified to confirm the official weight. They submitted an application to the IGFA, and Josh waited for months to find out if his new fish did indeed beat his old record.