95. Holly Hill boy stands tall with biggest catch of his life in NSB fishing tourney: 2-foot redfish

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Dawson Porter's 'Big Catch' in New Smyrna Beach, FL, seen around the world online / Headline Surfer® Headline Surfer®  graphic /
A photo opp-short story published by the internet newspaper on a 12-year-old Holly Hill boy's 'Big Catch' in a fishing tournament back in October has been seen by 63,500-plus online users from 3,865 cities around the world, who clicked on the headline in the major search engines Google, Bing & Yahoo.
 

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- Dawson Porter made the catch of his life and he has the photo to prove it, courtesy of his father, Buzzy Porter, who initially posted the jaw-dropping image on Facebook in October.

The 12-year-old Holly Hill youth is shown holding this massive 26-inch redfish that he caught all by himself in a New Smyrna Beach Backwater Tournament in early October.

Dawson Porter's big catch comes in at No. 95 in the HeadlineSurfer.com countdown of the top 100 local stories of 2014.

Dawson's photo was featured in a short story on Oct. 16, in Headline Surfer®, under the headline, "Fishing Tourney: The 'Big Catch' in New Smyrna Beach."

The story was accessed by 63,573 visitors from 3,865 cities around the globe. Among them: 6,516 from Sanford, 5,901 from New Smyrna Beach, 3,646, from Daytona Beach, 2,029 from Ormond Beach, 1,994 from Orlando.

The "Big Catch"  also was accessed by 679 visitors from Miami, 645 from New York City, 291 from Chicago, 228 from Los Angeles, 217 from San Francisco, 103 from Boston and 93 from Oslo, Norway. There were 66 from Seattle, 62 from London, 20 from Key West, 10 from Hong Kong, nine from Anchorage, seven from Honolulu, six from Key Largo, four from Moscow, another four from New Bedford, and one each from notable places like Havana, Cuba; Cairo, Egypt; and Sidney, Australia, and literally thousands of other cities. across the globe

The "Big Catch"  also was accessed by 679 visitors from Miami, 645 from New York City, 291 from Chicago, 228 from Los Angeles, 217 from San Francisco, 103 from Boston and 93 from Oslo, Norway. There were 66 from Seattle, 62 from London, 20 from Key West, 10 from Hong Kong, nine from Anchorage, seven from Honolulu, six from Key Largo, four from Moscow, another four from New Bedford, and one each from notable places like Havana, Cuba; Cairo, Egypt; and Sidney, Australia, and thousands of other cities across the globe.

The figures are from the internet newspaper's Google Analytics, with Dawson Porter's story most recently accessed on Christmas in Fargo, N.D. Though he lives in Holly Hill, that city's Google analytics are shown either as Daytona Beach or Ormond Beach.

Dawson's father, Buzzy Porter, said his son was psyched seeing the write-up and photo featured in Headline Surfer®: "Thank you for that," the proud dad said. "Dawson says he's famous now."

Buzzy Porter / Headline Surfer®Dawson's father, Buzzy Porter, said his son was pysched seeing the write-up and photo featured in Headline Surfer®: "Thank you for that," the proud dad said. "Dawson says he's famous now."

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories narly eveenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in Wst Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.