Catch the Fever

Kaleb Page and Ashleigh Warren of Catch the Fever present Joey Baird (center) with a check for his North Carolina-record catfish, caught in July on Lake Gaston. 

Brunswick County's Joey Baird was presented Thursday with a $10,000 check from Catch the Fever of Roxboro, N.C. for his North Carolina state-record blue catfish. 

Baird, who caught the 121-pound, 9-ounce fish in July, then turned the check over Thursday to the Gasburg, Va. Volunteer Fire Department to put towards a rescue boat. 

Find more about this story in Wednesday's print edition.