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Trophy and Record Fish Programs

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Madeline D'Agata

Madeline D'Agata of Gilford with her catch,

a Common White Sucker

New Hampshire has two opportunities to compete for "largest fish" caught in state waters -- the NH State Record and Trophy Fish programs. There is no age requirement. By entering, you are also providing valuable information for fisheries biologists.

 

 

NH State Record Fish

 

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department maintains a listing of State Record fish, dating back to 1911 when A. Val Woodruff's 9-pound, 25.5-inch Brook Trout was caught in Pleasant Lake, New London. That record has not been broken yet. The current State Record list has weights and lengths for 35 freshwater and 14 saltwater/anadromous fish species.

 

Think you can't get a record anymore? Think again. Three new state records were set in 2015. Almost every year a new record is set. It could be you!

 

 

NH Trophy Fish Program

 

You don't need a record fish to get some serious bragging rights. Fish and Game’s Trophy Fish Program provides recognition for the largest fish -- both kept and released -- in 21 freshwater categories and 7 saltwater categories. The program provides opportunity for enthusiasts of all ages to receive recognition while giving biologists important information on the fisheries over time. All ages and all legal methods of angling are represented.

 

 

Winners are listed first in their categories.

 

2015
Trophy Fish
Black Crappie, Kept
2 lbs., 9.92 oz.;  17.00” length Mike Lynch, Merrimac, MA Pawtuckaway Lake, Nottingham
Black Crappie, Released
15.50” length Timothy Moore, Portsmouth, NH Pawtuckaway Lake, Nottingham
15.00” length Michael Poire, Gilmanton, NH Cawley Pond, Sanbornton
14.75” length Weymouth Sargent, Jr., Northfield, NH Pemigewasset River, Franklin
14.00” length Tracy Couture, Hudson, NH Rollins Pond, Gilmanton
Bluegill, Kept
1 lb., 2.56 oz.; 10.63” length Dustin Dextraze, Dover, NH Pawtuckaway Lake, Nottingham
Brown Trout, Released
28.00” length Joshua Johnston, Hampstead, NH Connecticut River, Pittsburg
Common Carp, Kept   
35 lbs., 13.12 oz.; 37.00” length  NEW STATE RECORD Donald St. Lawrence, Henniker, NH Merrimack River, Manchester
Common White Sucker, Kept
6 lbs., 11.68 oz.; 23.00” length   NEW STATE RECORD Randy Comeau, Center Ossipee, NH Lake Winnipesaukee, Tuftonboro
6 lbs., 1.76 oz.; 24.50” length Madeline D’Agata, Gilford, NH Poor Farm Brook, Gilford
5 lbs., 4.96 oz.; 22.90” length Timothy Moore, Portsmouth, NH Lake Winnipesaukee, Meredith
Eastern Brook Trout, Kept
6 lbs., 10.40 oz.; 23.50” length Michael Deloia, Whitinsville, MA Profile Lake, Franconia
4 lbs., 4.00 oz.; 19.75” length Joseph Campbell, Goffstown, NH Androscoggin River, Errol
Eastern Brook Trout, Released
19.00” length Nancy Laurendeau, Hillsborough, NH Tewksbury Pond, Grafton
18.50” length Roy F. Coughlin, Jr., S. Weymouth, MA Sky Pond, New Hampton
18.00” length James Halkiotis, Keene, NH Connecticut River, Pittsburg
18.00” length Joshua Johnston, Hampstead, NH Connecticut River, Pittsburg
16.50” length Massimo Hagen, Londonderry, NH Profile Lake, Franconia
Eastern Chain Pickerel, Released
26.00” length J.R. Bravo, Upton, MA Lake Winnipesaukee, Laconia
25.00” length J.R. Bravo, Upton, MA Lake Winnipesaukee, Laconia
Fallfish, Released
18.50” length Drew Ruiz, Livingston, NJ Silver Lake, Tilton
16.50” length Drew Ruiz, Livingston, NJ Silver Lake, Tilton
Lake Trout, Released
35.00” length Frederick Prescott, Townsend, MA Big Diamond Pond, Stewartstown
Largemouth Bass, Released
23.00” length Gerald Griffin, Merrimack, NH Horseshoe Pond, Merrimack
23.00” length Denny Townson, Hollis, NH Lake Winnipesaukee, Moultonborough
22.75” length Ed White, Rindge, NH Gilmore Pond, Jaffrey
21.50” length Brett Caldon, Gilmanton, NH Loon Pond, Gilmanton
21.00” length Denny Townson, Hollis, NH Lake Winnipesaukee, Moultonborough
20.50” length Lanny Watkins, Merrimack, NH Horseshoe Pond, Merrimack
18.00” length Colin Murphy, Newton, NH Pemigewasset Lake, New Hampton
Northern Pike, Released
43.50” length Steven Gonyer, Lancaster, NH Moore Reservoir, Littleton
42.00” length Jacques Renaud, Dalton, NH Moore Reservoir, Dalton
42.00” length Alfred Pelchat, Lancaster, NH Moore Reservoir, Littleton
41.00” length Jacques Renaud, Dalton, NH Moore Reservoir, Dalton
40.00” length Matthew Simmons, Derry, NH Moore Reservoir, Littleton
40.00” length Steven Gonyer, Lancaster, NH Moore Reservoir, Littleton
39.00” length Timothy Moore, Portsmouth, NH Moore Reservoir, Littleton
Rainbow Trout, Released
24.00” length Nat Crane, Center Tuftonboro, NH Horn Pond, Wakefield
23.50” length Gregory Howard, West Ossipee, NH Lake Winnipesaukee, Meredith
23.00” length Gregory Howard, West Ossipee, NH Lake Winnipesaukee, Meredith
23.00” length James Halkiotis, Keene, NH Connecticut River, Pittsburg
21.50” length Ryan LeBrun, Natick, MA Newfound Lake, Bridgewater
21.00” length Nat Crane, Center Tuftonboro, NH Merrymeeting River, Alton
21.00” length Noah Wyatt, Concord, NH Lake Winnipesaukee, Gilford
Smallmouth Bass, Released
21.25” length Tadd Bailey, Twin Mountain, NH Connecticut River, Dalton
19.25” length Connor Hemmerling, Enfield, NH Mascoma River, Enfield
Walleye, Kept
6 lbs., 1.10 oz.; 26.50” length Lanny Watkins, Merrimack, NH Souhegan River, Merrimack
Yellow Perch, Released
18.50” length Jake Doyon, Beverly, MA Squam Lake, Holderness
14.00” length Steven Fay, Gilford, NH Lake Winnipesaukee, Gilford
Saltwater Entries
Black Sea Bass, Kept
1 lb., 13.28 oz.; 15.00” length   NEW STATE RECORD Timothy Moore, Portsmouth, NH Piscataqua River, Dover
Striped Bass, Released
46.00” length Timothy Moore, Portsmouth, NH Piscataqua River, Dover
2014
Trophy Fish
Black Sea Bass    
1 lb., 8.64 oz.; 15.50" length  G. Ritchie White, Rye, NH Piscataqua River, Portsmouth
     
Channel Catfish    
12 lbs., 4.80 oz.; 29.50" length Dave Kellam, Exeter, NH Connecticut River, Hinsdale
     
Common White Sucker    
4 lbs., 13.28 oz.; 22.50" length Jooson Kim, North Hampton, NH Pawtuckaway Lake, Nottingham
     
Winter Flounder    
3 lbs., 3.68 oz.; 18.00" length Mike Radziszewski, Campbell Hall, NY Hampton River, Hampton
     
Freshwater Trophy Fish Entries
Black Crappie (Kept)    
2 lbs., 9.60 oz.; 16.50" length Larry Fortier, Bow, NH Lake Winnipesaukee, Moultonborough
     
Black Crappie (Released)    
14.25" length Peyton Acker, Salem, NH Canobie Lake, Salem
     
Bluegill (Released)    
11.25" length Asher Whitmore, Bow, NH Heads Pond, Hooksett
10.75" length Tim Moore, Portsmouth, NH Connecticut River, Hinsdale
     
Channel Catfish (Kept)    
12 lbs., 0.16 oz.; 30.00" length James Matheson, Claremont, NH Connecticut River, Hinsdale
     
Common White Sucker (Kept)    
4 lbs., 8.16 oz.; 22.75" length Jeffrey Somers, Woodsville, NH Connecticut River, N. Haverhill
4 lbs., 0.00 oz.; 22.00" length William Crane, Center Tuftonboro, NH Melvin River, Tuftonboro
     
Cusk (Kept)    
9 lbs., 7.44 oz.; 33.00" length John D'Agata, Gilford, NH Lake Winnipesaukee, Moultonborough
     
Cusk (Released)    
30.50" length Shaun Ouellette, Derry, NH Winnisquam Lake, Laconia
     
Eastern Brook Trout (Kept)    
4 lbs., 10.08 oz.; 22.00" length Robert Backiel, Windham, ME Little Diamond Pond, Stewartstown
4 lbs., 5.00 oz.; 19.00" length Skylar Deloia, Uxbridge, MA Profile Lake, Franconia
3 lbs., 1.00 oz.; 18.75" length Dominic Dorman, Enfield, NH Androscoggin River, Errol
     
Eastern Brook Trout (Released)    
22.50" length Michael Deloia, Uxbridge, MA Profile Lake, Franconia
21.25" length Robert Backiel, Jr., Windham, ME Little Diamond Pond, Stewartstown
21.00" length Robert Backiel, Jr., Windham, ME Little Diamond Pond, Stewartstown
21.00" length Drew Dunlap, Meredith, NH Connecticut River, Pittsburg
17.00" length Asher Whitmore, Bow, NH Bow Town Pond, Bow
16.00" length Mark Trumbore, Westford, MA Profile Lake, Franconia
16.00" length Massimo Hagen, Londonderry, NH Profile Lake, Franconia
16.00" length Mark Trumbore, Westford, MA Profile Lake, Franconia
     
Eastern Chain Pickerel (Kept)    
4 lbs., 1.28 oz.; 25.00" length Zackery Giroux, Northwood, NH Bow Lake, Strafford
     
Eastern Chain Pickerel (Released)    
31.68" length Ellsworth Tate, Claremont, NH Connecticut River, Walpole
27.75" length Hannah Colby, Nottingham, NH Crystal Lake, Gilmanton
27.50" length John Manning, Bedford, NH Cobbetts Pond, Windham
26.76" length Terry Hughes, Manchester, NJ Lake Winnipesaukee, Wolfeboro
25.50" length Raymond Kucharski, Waterville Valley, NH Squam Lake, Holderness
24.75" length Bowdyn Egner, Lebanon, NH Crystal Lake, Enfield
     
Fallfish (Released)    
16.25" length Greg Whitmore, Deerfield, NH Merrymeeting River, Alton
     
Lake Trout (Kept)    
20 lbs., 0.00 oz.; 37.00" length Ronnie Balch, Lyme, NH Third Connecticut Lake, Pittsburg
19 lbs., 13.44 oz.; 36.00" length Charles Newbold, Westford, MA Winnisquam Lake, Laconia
10 lbs., 11.52 oz.; 31.31" length John D'Agata, Gilford, NH Lake Winnipesaukee, Moultonborough
     
Landlocked Salmon (Kept)    
9 lbs., 4.80 oz.; 29.88" length Gary Obymako, Newport, NH Lake Sunapee, Sunapee
6 lbs., 6.08 oz.; 24.50" length Jim Hennessy, Chelmsford, MA Squam Lake, Holderness
5 lbs., 13.92 oz.; 23.00" length Larry Ludwig, Salem, NH Squam Lake, Sandwich
     
Landlocked Salmon (Released)    
24.00" length Greg Whitmore, Deerfield, NH Merrymeeting River, Alton
     
Largemouth Bass (Kept)    
6 lbs., 1.00 oz.; 22.25" length Jason Smith, Litchfield, NH Robinson Pond, Hudson
5 lbs., 7.00 oz.; 22.00" length Tim Lyndes, Tilton, NH Hermit Lake, Sanbornton
5 lbs., 3.04 oz.; 22.50" length Chris Wilmot, Deering, NH Pierce Lake, Hillsborough
     
Largemouth Bass (Released)    
25.00" length William Geary, Newmarket, NH Bellamy Reservoir, Madbury
22.50" length Tom Nowell, Weymouth, MA Brindle Pond, Barnstead
22.00" length Neverett Smith, Nashua, NH Nashua River, Nashua
22.00" length Joan Blackwood, Alton, NH Downing Pond, New Durham
20.75" length Adam Harmon, New Ipswich, NH Water Loom Pond, New Ipswich
20.50" length David Van Der Beker, Bedford, NH Lake Winnipesaukee, Moultonborough
20.50" length Denny Townson, Hollis, NH Lake Winnipesaukee, Moultonborough
20.50" length Garrett Kunz, Northwood, NH Brindle Pond, Barnstead
Northern Pike (Kept)    
17 lbs., 13.92 oz.; 43.00" length Adam Kearney, Nashua, NH Spofford Lake, Chesterfield
     
Northern Pike (Released)    
41.00" length Steve Gonyer, Lancaster, NH Moore Reservoir, Littleton
41.00" length Jacques Renaud, Dalton, NH Moore Reservoir, Littleton
40.00" length Steve Gonyer, Lancaster, NH Moore Reservoir, Littleton
38.25" length Tadd Bailey, Twin Mountain, NH Connecticut River, Dalton
     
Rainbow Trout (Kept)    
8 lbs., 13.28 oz.; 26.25 length Harold F. Orr III, Dover, NH Barbadoes Pond, Dover
4 lbs., 2.00 oz.; 22.00" length Allen Leighton, Sanbornton, NH Winnisquam Lake, Sanbornton
     
Rainbow Trout (Released)    
21.50" length Drew Dunlap, Meredith, NH Waukewan Lake, Meredith
     
Rock Bass (Released)    
11.00" length Peter Ham, Mansfield, MA Lake Winnipesaukee, Alton
     
Smallmouth Bass (Kept)    
4 lbs., 12.78 oz.; 22.00" length David J. Smith, Center Ossipee, NH Ossipee Lake, Ossipee
     
Smallmouth Bass (Released)    
20.50" length Alexander Skorput, Hanover, NH Post Pond, Lyme
18.25" length Aidan Hemmerling, Enfield, NH Mascoma Lake, Enfield
     
Walleye (Kept)    
9 lbs., 0.00 ozs.; 29.00" length Dan Williams, Concord, NH Connecticut River, Piermont
     
White Perch (Released)    
16.25" length Thomas Osborne, Lynn, MA Squam Lake, Sandwich
2013
Trophy Fish
Black Sea Bass    
1 lb., 3.50 oz.; 14.25" length  Shane Conlin, Hampton, NH Piscataqua River, Portsmouth
     
Bluefin Tuna    
962 lbs.; 119.00" Richard Green, Newcastle, NH Gulf of Maine, Newcastle
     
Common Carp (Bow Harvested)    
41 lbs., 0.04 oz.; 40.50" length Kevin Martin, Hinsdale, NH Connecticut River, Hinsdale
     
Common White Sucker    
3 lbs., 12.64 oz.; 20.75" length Timothy Moore, Jr., Portsmouth, NH Lake Winnipesaukee, Center Harbor
     
Northern Pike    
26 lbs., 9.44 oz.; 44.50" length Kevin Phelps, Monroe, NH Moore Reservoir, Dalton
     
Freshwater Trophy Fish Entries
Black Crappie (Kept)    
2 lbs., 8.00 oz.; 17.25" length Patrick Breslin, Newton, NH Purgatory Pond, Dunbarton
2 lbs., 6.00 oz.; 17.00" length John Pearl, Greenland, NH Bellamy Reservoir, Madbury
     
Black Crappie (Released)    
16.50" length Carter Lavoie, Loudon, NH Turtletown Pond, Concord
     
Bluegill (Kept)    
10.88 oz.; 11.00" length Derek Poulin, Farmington, NH Toms Pond, Middleton
     
Bluegill (Released)    
10.25" length Steve Whitmore, Hooksett, NH Pinnacle Pond, Hooksett
     
Brown Trout (Kept)    
11 lbs., 13.68 oz.; 26.5" length Avery Traffie, New Ipswich, NH Whittemore Lake, Greenfield
     
Brown Trout (Released)    
29.00" length Alan Karg, Clarksville, NH Connecticut River, Pittsburg
     
Cusk (Kept)    
7 lbs., 7.36 oz.; 29.25" length Nick Avery, Croydon, NH Sunapee Lake, Sunapee
6 lbs., 3.20 oz.; 30.50" length Thomas Knight, Hampton, NH Lake Winnipesaukee, Meredith
     
Eastern Brook Trout (Kept)    
5 lbs., 0.00 oz.; 22.00" length Michael Deloia, Uxbridge, MA Profile Lake, Franconia
2 lbs., 14.08 oz.; 16.25" length Leela Frascone, Goffstown, NH Piscataquog River, Goffstown
2 lbs., 11.00 oz.; 17.00" length Jeffery Paris, Loudon, NH Highland Lake, Andover
2 lbs., 4.00 oz.; 16.25" length Holly Miller, Sanbornton, NH Saltmarsh Pond, Gilford
     
Eastern Brook Trout (Released)    
21.25" length Robert Backiel, Jr., Windham, ME Little Diamond Pond, Stewartstown
21.00" length Brandon Zeoli, Manchester, NH Profile Lake, Franconia
20.50" length Zachary Curran, Henniker, NH Profile Lake, Franconia
19.50" length George Haseltine III, Rochester, NH Shawtown Pond, Freedom
19.00" length Robert Backiel, Jr., Windham, ME Little Diamond Pond, Stewartstown
18.00" length Richard Bernard, Londonderry, NH Profile Lake, Franconia
16.00" length Quade Bell, Amherst, NH Profile Lake, Franconia
16.00" length Richard Bernard, Londonderry, NH Profile Lake, Franconia
     
Eastern Chain Pickerel (Kept)    
6 lbs., 10.40 oz.; 28.00" length Eric Fischer, Garden City, NY Big Island Pond, Hampstead
5 lbs., 10.56 oz.; 27.50" length Chad Desrosiers, Salem, NH Canobie Lake, Salem
4 lbs., 1.76 oz.; 25.88" length Elena Dabney, Hampton, NH Lake Winnipesaukee, Meredith
     
Eastern Chain Pickerel (Released)    
28.00" length John Casey, Kingston, MA Lake Winnipesaukee, Tuftonboro
27.75" length Ellsworth Tate, Claremont, NH Crescent Lake, Unity
27.00" length Neverett Smith, Nashua, NH Merrimack River, Concord
25.75" length Denny Townson, Amherst, NH Lake Winnipesaukee, Moultonborough
25.25" length Ellsworth Tate, Claremont, NH Crystal Lake, Enfield
25.00" length Dailson Lourenco, Rockville, MD Little Lake Sunapee, New London
24.00" length Bowdyn Egner, Lebanon, NH Spectacle Pond, Enfield
24.00" length James Cott, Weirs Beach, NH Lake Winnipesaukee, Gilford
24.00" length Garrett Kunz, Northwood, NH North River Pond, Barrington
22.50" length Zack Smith, Loudon, NH Merrimack River, Concord
22.00" length Sue Godin, Sunapee, NH Connecticut River, Charlestown
     
Fallfish (Kept)    
2 lbs., 15.36 oz.; 19.75" length Wilder Porter, Center Harbor, NH Lake Winnipesaukee, Moultonborough
     
Landlocked Salmon (Kept)    
7 lbs., 8.80 oz.; 26.75" length Randy Gagne, Hopkinton, NH Sunapee Lake, Sunapee
6 lbs., 12.48 oz.; 26.25" length Robert Woodhams III, Claremont, NH Pleasant Lake, New London
     
Landlocked Salmon (Released)    
24.00" length Robert Backiel, Jr., Windham, ME Lake Winnipesaukee, Meredith
24.00" length Greg Whitmore, Barrington, NH Merrymeeting River, Alton
     
Largemouth Bass (Kept)    
6 lbs., 4.00 oz.; 21.50" length Justin Law, Center Conway, NH Little Pond, Sandwich
6 lbs., 1.12 oz.; 21.88" length Chris Wilmot, Deering, NH Highland Lake, Stoddard
5 lbs., 4.48 oz.; 20.75" length Dale Riley, Milford, NH Sediment Pond, Milford
     
Largemouth Bass (Released)    
26.50" length George McLaughlin, Jr., Fremont, NH Hopkinton Lake, Hopkinton
25.50" length James Burrows, Nashua, NH Pawtuckaway Lake, Nottingham
24.68" length Scott Houle, Springfield, NH Goose Pond, Canaan
24.00" length Jason Day, Barnstead, NH Brindle Pond, Barnstead
23.50" length Paul Blackwood, New Durham Downing Pond, New Durham
23.00" length Nicholas Wood, Hollis, NH Long Pond, Northwood
23.00" length Adam Kilgore, Milford, NH Loon Pond, Hillsborough
22.50" length Sean Kinney, Sudbury, MA Lake Winnipesaukee, Moultonborough
22.50" length Brian Correia, Windham, NH Hedgehog Pond, Salem
22.00" length Marianne Cussins, Northwood, NH Long Pond, Northwood
21.25" length Lamar Childers-Gelinas, New Durham, NH Club Pond, New Durham
21.00" length Jonathan Fudala, Concord, NH Stumpfield Marsh, Hopkinton
21.00" length Nicholas Wood, Hollis, NH Long Pond, Northwood
20.50" length Denny Townson, Amherst, NH Lake Winnipesaukee, Moultonborough
20.00" length Stacey McKinney, Pepperell, MA Lake Winnipesaukee, Moultonborough
20.00" length Denny Townson, Amherst, NH Lake Winnipesaukee, Moultonborough
     
Northern Pike (Kept)    
22 lbs., 3.84 oz.; 42.00" length Steve Gonyer, Lancaster, NH Connecticut River, Lancaster
21 lbs., 10.88 oz.; 43.50" length Brian Baker, Lancaster, NH Martin Meadow Pond, Lancaster
     
Northern Pike (Released)    
39.00" length Steve Gonyer, Lancaster, NH Connecticut River, Lancaster
38.00" length Lucas Ingerson, Jefferson, NH Moore Dam, Littleton
     
Pumpkinseed (Released)    
10.25" length Donna Hammell, Boscawen, NH Winnisquam Lake, Tilton
     
Rainbow Trout (Kept)    
4 lbs., 3.00 oz.; 21.50" length Daniel Bonhomme, Hudson, NH Conway Lake, Conway
     
Rainbow Trout (Released)    
26.00" length Keith Laurencelle, Methuen, MA Squam Lake, Holderness
22.00" length Greg Whitmore, Barrington, NH Salmon Falls River, East Wakefield
21.25" length Nat Crane, Center Tuftonboro, NH Salmon Falls River, Wakefield
21.00" length Gregory Howard, West Ossipee, NH Salmon Falls River, Wakefield
     
Smallmouth Bass (Kept)    
4 lbs., 13.28 oz.; 20.75" length David J. Smith, Center Ossipee, NH Ossipee Lake, Ossipee, NH
     
Smallmouth Bass (Released)    
22.88" length Ellsworth Tate, Claremont, NH Umbagog Lake, Errol
19.75" length Lance Rand, Wentworth, NH Higher Ground Pond, Wentworth
18.00" length Dimitri Coronis, Plainfield, NH Mascoma River, Lebanon
     
White Perch (Released)    
16.00" length Yvan Leclerc, Methuen, MA Crystal Lake, Gilmanton
     
Yellow Perch (Released)    
16.25" length Ellsworth Tate, Claremont Post Pond, Lyme
14.25" length Ellsworth Tate, Claremont Post Pond, Lyme
     
     
Saltwater Trophy Fish Entries
Winter Flounder (Kept)    
2 lbs., 10.24 oz.; 20.00 length Philip Whisler, Portsmouth, NH Rye Harbor, Rye
2012
Trophy Fish
Channel Catfish    
11 lbs., 6.88 oz.; 30.00" length  Andrew White, Vernon, VT Connecticut River, Hinsdale
     
Grey Triggerfish    
2 lbs., 1.12 oz.; 15.50" length Timothy D. Moore, Jr., Portsmouth, NH Piscataqua River, Portsmouth
     
Tautog or Blackfish     
9 lbs., 0.06 oz.; 21.25" length Marc Schloss, Northboro, MA Hampton Harbor, Seabrook
     
Freshwater Entries
     
Black Crappie (Released)    
15.00" length Samuel Bennett, New Boston, NH Turkey Pond, Concord
     
Bluegill (Released)    
10.75" length Ellsworth Tate, Claremont, NH Connecticut River, Walpole
     
Brown Trout (Kept)    
8 lbs., 6.72 oz.; 29.00" length Ray Richford, Bristol, NH Connecticut River, Littleton
8 lbs., 0.48 oz.; 28.00" length John Hanlon, Hudson, NH Connecticut River, Pittsburg
6 lbs., 2.56 oz.; 25.50" length Joe Glowik, Peabody, MA Ossipee Lake, Freedom
6 lbs., 0.30 oz.; 21.5" length Benjamin Schofield, Lyndeborough, NH Whittemore Lake, Bennington
     
Brown Trout (Released)    
26.88" length Miles Finnegan, Bethlehem, NH Moore Reservoir, Dalton
     
Channel Catfish (Kept)    
10 lbs., 3.52 oz.; 30.75" length Andrew White, Vernon, VT Connecticut River, Hinsdale
     
Common Carp (Released)    
40.25" length Christopher O'Bryant, Claremont, NH Connecticut River, Charlestown
33.00" length Ronald Ketchie, Merrimack, NH Merrimack River, Merrimack
33.00" length Greg Whitmore, Barrington, NH Merrimack River, Manchester
31.00" length Greg Whitmore, Barrington, NH Merrimack River, Manchester
30.00" length Greg Whitmore, Barrington, NH Merrimack River, Manchester
     
Cusk (Kept)    
8 lbs., 4.32 oz.; 32.00" length John Viar, Belmont, NH Lake Winnipesaukee, Center Harbor
7 lbs., 6.08 oz.; 28.25" length John Shea, Jr., Laconia, NH Winnisquam Lake , Belmont
     
Eastern Brook Trout (Kept)    
4 lbs., 8.00 oz.; 19.50" length Riley Sandler, Bow, NH Echo Lake, Franconia
3 lbs, 7.84 oz.; 18.50" length James Kelly, Nottingham, NH Pleasant Lake, Deerfield
2 lbs., 14.40 oz; 17.00" length Robert Backiel, Jr., Windham, ME Little Diamond Pond, Stewartstown
2 lbs., 9.44 oz; 19.50" length Benjamin Fields, Bristol, NH Highland Lake, Andover
2 lbs., 9.28 oz.; 17.00" length Nancy Wiggin, Bedford, NH Back Lake, Pittsburg
     
Eastern Brook Trout (Released)    
19.50" length Robert Backiel, Windham, ME Little Diamond Pond, Stewartstown
18.50" length Skylar Deloia, Franklin, MA Profile Lake, Franconia
16.00" length Robert Backiel, Jr., Windham, ME Little Diamond Pond, Stewartstown
     
Eastern Chain Pickerel (Kept)    
5 lbs., 12.16 oz.; 26.25" length Joshua Thibeault, Atkinson, NH Big Island Pond, Atkinson
3 lbs., 4.24 oz.; 24.50" length Lance Rand, Jr., Wentworth, NH Lower Baker Pond, Orford
     
Eastern Chain Pickerel (Released)    
26.75" length Arnold Horsch, Brentwood, NH Kingston Lake, Kingston
26.25" length Ellsworth Tate, Claremont, NH Crescent Lake, Unity
26.00" length Greg Whitmore, Barrington, NH Lamprey River, Raymond
25.25" length Wayne Robinson, Wakefield, NH Lake Francis, Pittsburg
25.00" length Greg Whitmore, Barrington, NH Lamprey River, Raymond
24.50" length Ellsworth Tate, Claremont, NH Crescent Lake, Unity
24.50" length Steve Whitmore, Hooksett, NH Turtletown Pond, Concord
24.00" length Greg Whitmore, Barrington, NH Lamprey River, Raymond
     
Fallfish (Kept)    
2 lbs., 2.24 oz.; 17.50" length Forrest Currier, Haverhill, MA Newfound Lake, Hebron
     
Fallfish (Released)    
17.00" length Timothy Noury, Bow, NH Contoocook River, Hopkinton
     
Lake Trout (Kept)    
22 lbs., 12.96 oz.; 39.50" length Fred Prescott, Townsend, MA Big Diamond Pond, Stewartstown
22 lbs., 4.00 oz.; 39.50" length Craig Borgeson, Gilford, NH Nubanusit Lake, Hancock
20 lbs., 4.00 oz.; 40.00" length Thomas Knight, Hampton, NH Big Diamond Pond, Stewartstown
10 lbs., 4.96 oz.; 32.00" length Brandon Shea, Franklin, NH Winnisquam Lake, Belmont
     
Lake Trout (Released)    
35.00" length Gabriel Gries, Ashuelot, NH Nubanusit Lake, Hancock
33.00" length Anthony Riciputi, Colebrook, NH Big Diamond Pond, Stewartstown
     
Landlocked Salmon (Kept)    
6 lbs., 9.00 oz.; 25.50" length Randy Gagne, Hillsborough, NH Sunapee Lake, Sunapee
     
Landlocked Salmon (Released)    
27.25" length William Dixon, Barrington, NH Merrymeeting River, Alton
24.00" length Greg Whitmore, Barrington, NH Merrymeeting River, Alton
24.00" length Greg Whitmore, Barrington, NH Merrymeeting River, Alton
     
Largemouth Bass (Released)    
24.50" length Ken LaPage, Hopkinton, NH Hopkinton Lake, Hopkinton
24.50" length Neverett Smith, Nashua, NH Nashua River, Nashua
24.00" length Drew Dunlap, Meredith, NH Winnipesaukee Lake, Meredith
23.75" length Liam Hemmerling, Enfield, NH Mascoma Lake, Enfield
23.50" length Jason Bean, Laconia, NH Sunapee Lake, Sunapee
23.50" length Steve Whitmore, Hooksett, NH Horseshoe Pond, Concord
23.50" length Wyatt Lumsden, Milton, NH Milton Three Ponds, Milton
22.50" length Katy Nowell, Braintree, MA Merrymeeting River, New Durham
22.50" length Greg Whitmore, Barrington, NH Lamprey River, Raymond
22.25" length Brad Cole, Concord, NH Hoit Road Marsh, Concord
22.00" length Ken LaPage, Hopkinton, NH Hopkinton Lake, Hopkinton
21.50" length Tom Nowell, Braintree, MA Merrymeeting River, New Durham
21.13" length Adam Kilgore, Milford, NH Gile Pond, Sutton
21.00" length Shane Mellen, Derry, NH Exeter River, Sandown
20.60" length Arnold Horsch, Brentwood, NH Kingston Lake, Kingston
20.50" length Alexandra DeClement, Hollis, NH Long Pond, Northwood
20.25" length Roy Holland, Enfield, NH Crystal Lake, Enfield
20.00" length Greg Whitmore, Barrington, NH Lamprey River, Raymond
20.00" length Dominic DeClement, Hollis, NH Long Pond, Northwood
     
Northern Pike (Kept)    
14 lbs., 5.76 oz.; 38.25" length Justin Learn, Hillsborough, NH Pierce Lake, Hillsborough
     
Northern Pike (Released)    
40.00" length Jacques Renaud, Dalton, NH Moore Reservoir, Dalton
39.00" length Jacques Renaud, Dalton, NH Moore Reservoir, Dalton
     
Rainbow Trout (Kept)    
12 lbs., 00 oz.; 32.00" length Mike Nadeau, Manchester, NH Piscataquog River Manchester
12 lbs., 00 oz.; 32.00" length Peter Dow, Jr., Manchester, NH Piscataquog River Manchester
4 lbs., 7.20 oz.; 22.00" length Eric Santti, Gilford Saltmarsh Pond, Gilford
     
Rainbow Trout (Released)    
23.00" length Kevin Sargent, Newport, NH Sugar River, Sunapee
22.00" length George Haseltine, III, Rochester, NH Great East Lake, Wakefield
20.75" length Benjamin Schofield, Lyndeborough Little Squam Lake, Holderness
     
Smallmouth Bass (Kept)    
5 lbs., 15.00 oz.; 21.50" length Jeffrey Montuori, Fitzwilliam, NH Back Lake, Pittsburg
5 lbs., 3.84 oz.; 20.50" length Luke Moss, Manchester, NH Merrimack River, Hooksett
     
Smallmouth Bass (Released)    
23.38" length Ellsworth Tate, Claremont, NH Connecticut River, Orford
21.00" length Michael Balch, Lowell, MA White Oak Pond, Holderness
19.75" length Cary Wheeler, W. Swanzey, NH Dublin Lake, Dublin
19.50" length Ryan LeBrun, Natick, MA Newfound Lake, Bridgewater
     
Yellow Perch (Released)    
14.13" length Ellsworth Tate, Claremont, NH Crescent Lake, Unity
Saltwater
No Saltwater Trophy Fish entries were received in 2012.    

 

Just for entering a qualifying fish, the angler receives either a "Kept" or a "Released" Trophy Fish patch. Then, each February, the entries for the previous year are reviewed and the largest in each category receives a special certificate recognizing the angler and his or her fish. Results are published on this web page.

 

Anglers are encouraged to fill out a form and send in the information even if your catch is not a listed species for the Trophy Fish Program. Your catch of a red-breasted sunfish, for example, is valuable information that will be utilized by biologists. Any angler can help. Every legal method of getting your catch has been represented over the years.

 

For more information on the NH State Record or Trophy Fish programs, contact Fisheries Biologist John Viar at (603) 744-5470 or reg2@wildlife.nh.gov.