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NH Trophy Fish Program Entries Due by January 31

John Viar (603) 744-5470
Kris Harmon: (603) 744-5470
Becky Johnson: (603) 271-3211

January 16, 2018

CONCORD, N.H. -- If you caught a big fish in 2017 and want to enter the NH Fish and Game Department’s Trophy Fish Program, applications must be submitted by January 31, 2018.  You can find an application and see some past New Hampshire trophy fish winners (as well as State Record Fish) at


New Hampshire's Trophy and Record Fish programs provide opportunities for anglers of all ages to receive recognition while giving biologists important information on the state's fisheries over time.


The Department has collected information on State Record fish since 1911. The Trophy Fish Program, which recognizes the largest fish of various species caught in New Hampshire during the calendar year, was established in the 1970s.


All successful Trophy Fish Program applicants receive a shoulder patch just for submitting their catch information. Each February, the person with the largest fish in each species category, kept or released, is awarded a special certificate.


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