N.H. Trophy Fish, 2009

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.

Congratulations to the 2009 N.H. Trophy Fish winners listed below.


Black Crappie (Kept)
2 lb., 12.32 oz.; 16.5" length Christopher Perkins, Alexandria, NH Lake Winnipesaukee, Gilford
Black Crappie (Released)
15.25" length Garrett Kunz, Northwood, NH Harvey Lake, Northwood
Brown Trout (Released)
26.25" length John Manning, Londonderry, NH Cobbett's Pond, Windham
Eastern Brook Trout (Kept)
3 lbs., 8.16 oz.; 18" length Keith Laurencelle, Northwood, NH Connecticut River, Stewartstown
Eastern Brook Trout (Released)
21.00" length Ryan Poplaski, Candia, NH Connecticut River, Pittsburg
Eastern Chain Pickerel (Kept)
4 lbs., 0.16 oz.; 25.50" length Shane Barker, Moultonborough, NH Little Pond, Sandwich
Eastern Chain Pickerel (Released)
28.00" length Greg Whitmore, Barrington, NH Pemigewasset River, Franklin
Fallfish (Released)
16.00" length Brian Vaillancourt, Sanbornton, NH Opechee Lake, Laconia
Lake Trout (Kept)
24 lbs., 1.28 oz.; 39.00" length Wayne Verrill, Jr., Meredith, NH Nubanusit Lake, Nelson
Landlocked Salmon (Released)
24.00" length Brandon Zeoli, Enfield, NH Winnipesaukee River, Tilton
Largemouth Bass (Kept)
7 lbs., 6.40 oz.; 21.00" length Jesse Mulder, Andover, NH Webster Lake, Franklin
Largemouth Bass (Released)
26.75" length Brian Soucy, Merrimack, NH Horseshoe Pond, Merrimack
Northern Pike (Kept)
19 lbs., 10.88 oz.; 41.00" length Steven Gonyer, Lancaster, NH Connecticut River, Lancaster
Rainbow Trout (Released - 2 Winners)
23.00" length Jesse Lambert, Manchester, NH Newfound River, Bristol
23.00" length Gregory Howard, W. Ossipee, NH Salmon Falls River, Wakefield
Smallmouth Bass (Kept)
4 lbs., 5.12 oz.; 19.25" length Chad Emmons, Lisbon, NH Pearl Lake, Lisbon
Smallmouth Bass (Released)
25.00" length Barbel Gierchak, Lisbon, NH Moore Reservoir, Littleton
Yellow Perch (Released)
14.25" length Brandon Zeoli, Enfield, NH Mascoma Lake, Enfield


Tautog (Kept)
8 lbs., 10.08 oz.; 21.75" length New State Record Roland Groux, Hampton, NH Hampton Harbor, Hampton
Bluefish (Kept)
17 lbs., 2.00 oz.; 38.50" length John Manning, Londonderry, NH Atlantic Ocean, Portsmouth

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