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Fish Tales: Record-Size Freshwater Catches in New Hampshire

By    |   Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 03:06 PM

Every angler has their fish tale, but some folks really do get that once-in-a-lifetime catch that goes into the record books. Those who enjoy fishing in New Hampshire know that there are some impressive fish in its waterways, but which have been the most impressive?

Here are 10 New Hampshire freshwater records that will be hard to beat:

1. The longest-held freshwater catch record in New Hampshire has been in place for more than 70 years. In 1942, Mrs. Letty M. Clark caught an 18-pound, 80ounce landlocked salmon in Pleasant Lake. It was 34.5 inches long. That weight tied the record set by P.H. Killeleah in 1914, whose landlocked salmon measured 36 inches.

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2. The biggest lake trout caught in New Hampshire was a whopping 28 pounds, 8 ounces and 39.5 inches. It was caught in 1958 by Albert C. Staples in Newfound Lake.

3. The largest largemouth bass was recorded in New Hampshire in 1967. It weighed in at 10 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 25.8 inches long.

4. This might make you consider staying out of the lake: Michael Hansharak caught a 44.5-inch, 8-pound American eel in Crystal Lake in 1975.

5. Ever seen a 33-pound, 8-ounce, 36.5-inch carp? Fintan Moore III did, when he caught one in 2007 out of the Connecticut River.

6. The largest Northern pike on New Hampshire record was 45 inches long and 24 pounds, 14.4 ounces, caught by Jacques Renaud in Moore Reservoir in 2002.

7. Anthony Bartolini caught a record-breaking 12-pound, 8.8-ounce walleye from the Connecticut River in 1992. It was 34 inches long.

8. In 1975, Ken Reed Jr. caught the largest Brown Trout on New Hampshire record at 17.95 inches and 16 pounds, 6 ounces, out of the Connecticut River.

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9. Molly Metivier broke the New Hampshire tiger trout record in 2011 at Willard Pond. The fish was 20 inches and 3 pounds, 8.64 ounces.

10. The largest bowfin was caught by Kenneth L’Abbe at Wilson pond in 1994. It weighed in at 8 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 28 inches long.

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Every angler has their fish tale, but some folks really do get that once-in-a-lifetime catch that goes into the record books. Those who enjoy fishing in New Hampshire know that there are some impressive fish in its waterways, but which have been the most impressive?
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