Virginia Donahue-King
Virginia Donahue-King of Milton Ma., with her winning brown trout, caught May 16, Connecticut River, Pittsburg, NH, while fly-fishing. 26.5 inches long, 7 pounds 8 oz.!

N.H. Trophy Fish, 2008

New Hampshire's Trophy Fish program provides recognition for both kept and released fish in twenty-two freshwater species and seven saltwater species categories.  The program provides opportunity for enthusiasts of all ages to receive recognition while giving biologists important information on the fisheries over time.

All successful applicants receive a "Trophy Fish" shoulder patch for submitting their catch information. Then, each February, the person who caught the largest fish in each species category is presented with a certificate suitable for framing.  All ages and all legal methods of angling are represented.

NOTE: No saltwater entries were made for 2008. The following list is for freshwater species only.

Congratulations to the 2008 N.H. Trophy Fish winners listed below.
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Black Crappie (Released)
15.25" length Fred Kunz, Northwood, NH Bellamy River Reservoir, Madbury
15.25" length Caysen Allard, Weare, NH Lake Massabesic, Manchester
Bluegill (Kept)
1 lb., 1.28 oz.; 11" length Robert L'Heureux, Merrimack, NH French Pond, Henniker
Bluegill (Released)
10.00" length Timothy Noury, Bow, NH Turtletown Pond, Concord
Brown Bullhead (Released)
14.25" length Courtney Brooks, Henniker, NH Turkey Pond, Concord
Brown Trout (Kept)
7 lbs., 8.00 oz.; 26.50" length Virginia Donahue-King, Milton, MA Connecticut River, Pittsburg
Cusk (Kept)
8 lbs., 8.00 oz.; 34.00" length Jim Dyer, Belmont, NH Lake Winnipesaukee, Center Harbor
Eastern Brook Trout (Kept)
2 lbs., 14.08 oz.; 19" length Stan Muszynski, Manchester, NH Clough Pond, Loudon
Eastern Brook Trout (Released)
20.25" length Raymond Kucharski, Waterville Valley, NH Sky Pond, New Hampton
Eastern Chain Pickerel (Kept)
5 lbs., 12.00 oz.; 27.75" length Ronald Quatse, Morganville, NJ Winona Lake, Center Harbor
Eastern Chain Pickerel (Released)
27.50" length Brandon Zeoli, Enfield, NH Mascoma Lake, Enfield
Fallfish (Released)
18.00" length Brandon Zeoli, Enfield, NH Silver Lake, Tillton
Lake Trout (Kept)
25 lbs., 1.6 oz.; 39.75" length Don LaValley, Swanzey, NH Nubanusit Lake, Hancock/Nelson
Largemouth Bass (Kept)
6 lbs., 10.32 oz.; 22.50" length Douglas Wing, Sr., Peterborough, NH Powder Mill Pond, Hancock
Largemouth Bass (Released)
24.25" length John Manning, Windham, NH Stumpfield Marsh, Hopkinton
Northern Pike (Kept)
18 lbs., 1.28 oz.; 43.00" length Heather Dodge, Thornton, NH Connecticut River, Lancaster
Rainbow Trout (Kept)
7 lbs., 15.00 oz.; 26.00" length Michael Harrington, Georgetown, MA Wentworth Lake, Wolfeboro
Rainbow Trout (Released)
23.00" length Benjamin Schofield, Berlin, NH Winnipesaukee Lake, Gilford
Smallmouth Bass (Kept)
4 lbs., 12.00 oz.; 20.50" length Gerald Boutin, Haverhill, MA Newfound Lake, Bridgewater
Smallmouth Bass (Released)
21.00" length Jim McCoy, Manchester, NH Winnisquam Lake, Sanbornton
Yellow Perch (Released)
14.00" length Anthony Moscaritolo, Hampstead, NH Wash Pond, Hampstead
14.00" length Mike Rose, Salem, NH Wash Pond, Hampstead

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