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Trophy and Record Fish Programs

Mom always said it's not polite to brag...

 

Brandon Zeoli of Hillsborough with trout

Brandon Zeoli of Hillsborough with his catch of a brown trout. Select image for larger view. And thank you Brandon for adhering to proper catch and release techniques by using a rubber landing net. Learn more about proper catch and release techniques.

...but gosh, when you catch and release such a gorgeous fish, you just have to show someone! And it doesn’t hurt that, just once in a while, you beat out your best buddy or that talk-a-lot uncle who tells you how they did it back in the day. Just once in a while... right?

 

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 provide 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 2016. Just about every year at least one new record is set. Who says it can’t be you?

 

 

NH Trophy Fish Program

 

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. If you are 4 or 104 – everyone has the same opportunity for a little well-deserved recognition.

 

Winners are listed first in their categories. Select a tab to view data.

2018
Freshwater Entries
Black Crappie (Kept)    
2 lbs., 9.76 ozs.; 17.00" length Hunter Stebbins, Enfield, NH Crystal Lake, Enfield
2 lbs., 7.60 ozs.; 16.50" length Jason Grodin, Franklin, NH Lake Winnipesaukee, Meredith
Bluegill (Released)    
11.50" length Craig Francisco, Weare, NH Clement Pond, Hopkinton
11.25" length Steve Whitmore, Bow, NH Heads Pond, Hooksett
10.00" length Jason Touchette, Pembroke, NH Lucas Pond, Northwood
10.00” length Lydia Touchette, Pembroke, NH Pinnacle Pond, Hooksett
Brown Trout (Kept)    
6 lbs., 3.20 ozs.; 23.00" length Andriy Davydyuk, Somersworth, NH Pleasant Lake, Deerfield
5 lbs. 0.00 ozs., 21.50" length Sam Kendall, Dover, NH Pleasant Lake, Deerfield
Brown Trout (Released)    
25.00" length Brian Hester, Dover, NH Ossipee Lake, Freedom
Common Carp (Released)    
33.25" length Greg Whitmore, Deerfield, NH Merrimack River, Manchester
Eastern Brook Trout (Kept)    
3 lbs., 2.72 ozs.; 18.25” length Charles Barker, Mont Vernon, NH Highland Lake, Andover
Eastern Brook Trout (Released)    
17.75" length Raymond Kucharski, Waterville Valley, NH Sky Pond, New Hampton
16.00” length Tadd Bailey, Carroll, NH Mirror Lake, Whitefield
Eastern Chain Pickerel (Released)  
26.00" length Titus Webster, Pelham, NH Gumpas Pond, Pelham
24.25" length Michael Shotwell, Malden MA Northwood Lake, Northwood
24.25” length Jacob Steuer, Oloee, FL Squam Lake, Holderness
Fallfish (Released)    
16.50" length Jacob Green, New Hampton, NH Pemigewasset River, Bristol
16.00" length Amanda Damour, Contoocook, NH Contoocook River, Hopkinton
15.50” length Jacob Green, New Hampton, NH Pemigewasset River, Bristol
Landlocked Salmon (Kept)    
7 lbs., 8.00 ozs.; 29.50" length Craig Angeli, Bradford, NH Pleasant Lake, New London
Landlocked Salmon (Released)    
25.25" length Nathaniel Crane, Tuftonboro, NH Horn Pond, Wakefield
Largemouth Bass (Kept)    
5 lbs., 7.20 ozs.; 22.00" length Justin Law, Center Conway, NH Pequawket Pond, Conway
Largemouth Bass (Released)    
24.75" length Robert L. St. George, Hudson, NH Cobbetts Pond, Windham
24.00” length Cayden Porr, Woodbury, MN Balch Pond, Wakefield
23.50” length Christopher McGrath, Bethlehem, NH Burns Pond, Whitefield
22.75” length Robert J. Lafreniere, Milford, NH Brindle Pond, Barnstead
22.50" length Samuel A. Paradiso III, Everett, MA Lake Winnipesaukee, Alton
22.25” length Christopher McGrath, Bethlehem, NH Burns Pond, Whitefield
22.25” length Paul Winkley, Raymond, NH Highland Lake, Stoddard
22.00" length Paul Winkley, Raymond, NH Goose Pond, Canaan
21.75” length Michael J. Surette, Jr., Arlington, VA Kilton Pond, Grafton
21.50” length Stephanie Wentworth, Westborough, MA Partridge Lake, Littleton
21.00” length Diego Eldridge, Exeter, NH Lovell Lake, Wakefield
21.00” length Thomas Weston, Jr., Concord, NH Brindle Pond, Barnstead
21.00” length Robert L. McKeever, Everett, MA Silver Lake, Madison
20.75” length William Nichols, Stratham, NH Kingston Lake, Kingston
20.50” length Ronald Rompala, Concord, NH Turtletown Pond, Concord
20.50” length Lillian McGrath, Bethlehem, NH Burns Pond, Whitefield
20.00” length Jason Touchette, Pembroke, NH Pawtuckaway Lake, Nottingham
Northern Pike (Released)    
41.00" length Cynthia L. Kordys, Claremont, NH Connecticut River, Charlestown
40.50” length Jacques Renaud, Dalton, NH Moore Reservoir, Dalton
39.00" length Michael J. Bonneville, Claremont, NH Connecticut River, Charlestown
Pumpkinseed (Released)    
10.25” length Tadd Bailey, Twin Mountain, NH Burns Pond, Whitefield
9.00” length William Kratman, Jr., Twin Mountain, NH Burns Pond, Whitefield
Rainbow Trout (Released)    
24.50” length Nathaniel Crane, Tuftonboro, NH Great East Lake, Wakefield
Smallmouth Bass (Kept)    
4 lbs., 7.2 ozs.; 19.63" length David S. Smith, Georgetown, MA Ossipee Lake, Ossipee
Smallmouth Bass (Released)    
20.50" length Ronald Rompala, Concord, NH Merrimack River, Concord
20.00" length Sadie Gaskell, Hampton, NH Lake Winnipesaukee, Alton
20.00” length Greg Whitmore, Deerfield, NH Connecticut River, Orford
19.00" length Tadd Bailey, Twin Mountain, NH Forest Lake, Whitefield
19.00" length William “Jay” Nichols, Stratham, NH Merrymeeting Lake, New Durham
19.00" length Jason Touchette, Pembroke, NH Merrimack River, Hooksett
Yellow Perch (Released)    
15.00" length Charles Fritz, Jr., Manchester, NH Lake Winnipesaukee, Moultonborough
14.25" length Christopher McGrath, Bethlehem, NH Moore Reservoir, Littleton
14.00” length Louis C. Shotwell, Malden, MA Northwood Lake, Northwood
Saltwater Entries
Black Sea Bass (Kept)    
2 lbs., 14.08 ozs.; 18.50” length John Proctor, Falkirk, Scotland Little Bay, Newington
2017
New State Records
Pumpkinseed    
1 lb., 1.76 ozs.; 10.50" length Michael Steffen, Newmarket, NH Lake Winnipesaukee, Moultonborough
Freshwater Entries
Black Crappie (Kept)    
2 lbs., 14.72 ozs.; 17.00" length Stephen Cline, Franklin, NH Lake Winnipesaukee, Laconia
2 lbs., 0.48 ozs.; 16.00" length Jason Reed, Guild, NH Todd Lake, Newbury
     
Black Crappie (Released)    
17.00" length Lukas Tafe, Manchester, NH Pawtuckaway Lake, Manchester
16.50" length Timothy Moore, Portsmouth, NH Lake Winnipesaukee, Moultonborough
16.00" length Timothy Moore, Portsmouth, NH Lake Winnipesaukee, Moultonborough
15.50" length William Brooks, Jr., Loudon, NH Northwood Lake, Northwood
15.25" length Charles Fritz, Jr., Manchester, NH Lake Winnipesaukee, Moultonborough
14.75" length Paul Winkley, Raymond, NH Pawtuckaway Lake, Nottingham
14.75" length Bryn Hewitt, Methuen, MA Ossipee Lake, Effingham
14.00" length Dimitri Coronis, Epsom, NH Silver Lake, Belmont
14.00" length Guillaume Legault, Montreal, Canada Ossipee Lake, Effingham
14.00" length Philip Salisbury, Brookline, NH Potanipo Lake, Brookline
     
Bluegill (Released)    
10.50" length Charles Fritz, Jr., Manchester, NH Lake Winnipesaukee, Moultonborough
10.00" length Jeremy Lamarre, Epsom, NH Round Pond, Nottingham
10.00" length Jason Touchette, Pembroke, NH Merrimack River, Pembroke
     
Brown Trout (Released)    
28.00" length Al Karg, Clarksville, NH Connecticut River, Pittsburg
28.00" length Joshua Johnston, Hampstead, NH Connecticut River, Pittsburg
     
Common White Sucker (Kept)    
5 lbs., 15.04 ozs.; 24.50" length Christopher Perkins, Alexandria, NH Lake Winnipesaukee, Meredith
     
Eastern Brook Trout (Kept)    
4 lbs., 15.04 ozs.; 20.00" length Don McGinley, New Boston, NH Profile Lake, Franconia
4 lbs., 8.48 ozs.; 18.00" length Robert Backiel, Windham, ME Little Diamond Pond, Stewartstown
3 lbs., 14.72 ozs.; 19.00" length Ron LaCroix, Bow, NH Profile Lake, Franconia
2 lbs., 0.16 ozs.; 16.25" length Adrian Whitman, Laconia, NH Russell Pond, Thornton
     
Eastern Brook Trout (Released)    
19.00" length Robert Backiel, Windham, ME Little Diamond Pond, Stewartstown
19.00" length William Bird, Randolph, MA Profile Lake, Franconia
18.00" length Robert Backiel, Windham, ME Little Diamond Pond, Stewartstown
18.00" length Roy Coughlin, S. Weymouth, MA Sky Pond, New Hampton
17.00" length Massimo Hagen, Londonderry, NH Echo Lake, Franconia
17.00" length Roy Coughlin, S. Weymouth, MA Sky Pond, New Hampton
16.50" length Michael Shotwell, Malden, MA Oliverian Pond, Benton
     
Eastern Chain Pickerel (Kept)    
6 lbs., 14.00 ozs.; 27.00" length Alicia Owen, Epsom, NH Webster Lake, Franklin
4 lbs., 11.20 ozs.; 26.00" length Ralph Blake, Maple Grove, MN Lake Winnipesaukee, Wolfeboro
     
Eastern Chain Pickerel (Released)  
26.00" length Phillip LaCasse, Concord, NH Merrimack River, Concord
26.00" length Liam Chapman, Boscawen, NH Lake Winnipesaukee, Moultonborough
25.75" length Noel Brown, Dalhart, TX Stumpfield Marsh Pond, Hopkinton
     
     
Fallfish (Released)    
20.00" length Alicia Owen, Epsom, NH Pemigewasset River, Franklin
17.50" length Philip Whisler, Portsmouth, NH Lake Winnipesaukee, Moultonborough
16.75" length Stephen Whisler, Portsmouth, NH Lake Winnipesaukee, Moultonborough
15.75" length Jason Touchette, Pembroke, NH Pemigewasset River, Franklin
     
Lake Trout (Kept)    
13 lbs., 2.08 ozs.; 35.25" length Leslie Goumillout, Franklin, NH Winnisquam Lake, Laconia
     
Lake Trout (Released)    
35.00" length Adam Hamilton, Derry, NH Sunapee Lake, Newbury
     
Largemouth Bass (Kept)    
5 lbs., 8.64 ozs.; 22.00" length Chris Wilmot, Deering, NH Highland Lake, Stoddard
     
     
     
Largemouth Bass (Released)    
23.00" length Patrick Salisbury, Brookline, NH Potanipo Lake, Brookline
22.75" length Matt Lee, Webster, NH Brindle Pond, Barnstead
22.75" length William Kratman, Twin Mountain, NH Forest Lake, Whitefield
22.50" length Jim Preisendorfer, Concord, NH Jenness Pond, Northwood
22.50" length Daniel Lambert, Winchendon, MA Grassy Pond, Rindge
22.00" length Alan Felenchak, Hampstead, NH Massabesic Lake, Auburn
22.00" length Daniel Lambert, Winchendon, MA Sportsman Pond, Fitzwilliam
22.00" length Paul Winkley, Raymond, NH Lake Winnipesaukee, Tuftonboro
21.00" length Jonan Bilodeau, Millis, MA Meetinghouse Pond, Marlborough
20.00" length Jason Touchette, Pembroke, NH Merrimack River, Concord
     
Northern Pike (Released)    
41.50" length Jacques Renaud, Dalton, NH Moore Dam, Dalton
41.00" length Rodney Chase, Sr., S. Newfane, VT Connecticut River, Hinsdale
39.00" length Jonathan Manning, Manchester, NH Moore Dam, Littleton
38.25" length Harry Waterhouse, Hillsborough, NH Franklin Pierce Lake, Hillsborough
38.00" length Jacques Renaud, Dalton, NH Moore Dam, Dalton
     
Pumpkinseed (Kept)    
0 lbs., 15.68 ozs.; 10.25" length Rick Lavoie, Loudon, NH Silver Lake, Tilton
0 lbs., 11.36 ozs.; 9.00" length Stephen Whisler, Portsmouth, NH Lake Winnipesaukee, Moultonborough
0 lbs., 11.20 ozs.; 10.00" length Luke Whisler, Portsmouth, NH Lake Winnipesaukee, Moultonborough
     
Pumpkinseed (Released)    
9.50" length Zoe Groves, Conway, NH Ossipee Lake, Effingham
9.25" length Miguel Baca, Mexico City, Mexico Ossipee Lake, Effingham
9.25" length Emily Whisler, Portsmouth, NH Lake Winnipesaukee, Moultonborough
9.00" length Jason Touchette, Pembroke, NH Round Pond, Gilmanton
8.50" length Liam Queally, Givrins Vaud, Switzerland Ossipee Lake, Effingham
8.25" length Clay Groves, Conway, NH Ossipee Lake, Effingham
8.25" length Frankie Kolwalski, Canton, MA Ossipee Lake, Effingham
8.25" length Philip Whisler, Portsmouth, NH Lake Winnipesaukee, Moultonborough
8.00" length Francisco Romano, Mexico City, Mexico Ossipee Lake, Effingham
8.00" length Ariane Caron, Mirobel, Canada Ossipee Lake, Effingham
     
Smallmouth Bass (Released)    
21.00" length Ron Rompala, Concord, NH Merrimack River, Concord
20.50" length M. Sean Willingham, New Hampton, NH Pemigewasset River, Bridgewater
20.00" length Roger Ford, Franklin, NH Pemigewasset River, Ashland
19.00" length M. Sean Willingham, New Hampton, NH Pemigewasset River, Bridgewater
19.00" length Jason Touchette, Pembroke, NH Merrimack River, Hooksett
     
Yellow Perch (Released)    
15.00" length Michael Steffen, Newmarket, NH Lake Winnipesaukee, Moultonborough
14.50" length Ciara McCormic, Glasgow, Scotland Ossipee Lake, Effingham
     
Saltwater Entries
  No entries  
2016
New State Records
Black Crappie    
2 lb., 15.84 oz.; 17.00" length  Brian O'Day, Rollingsford, NH Great East Lake, Wakefield
Black Sea Bass    
2 lbs., 14.88 oz.; 18.25" length Lucas Watson, Farmington, NH Little Bay, Newington
Pumpkinseed    
0 lbs., 14.96 oz.; 10.00" length Dustin Bucklin, Alexandria, NH Waukewan Lake, Meredith
Freshwater Entries
Black Crappie (Released)    
15.75" length Roland Groux, Hampton, NH Bellamy Reservoir, Madbury
     
Bluegill (Kept)    
1 lb., 6.88 oz.; 11.00" length Tanner Bogner, Pelham, NH Lake Winnipesaukee, Moultonborough
     
Bluegill (Released)    
11.625" length Steve Whitmore, Bow, NH Heads Pond, Hooksett
10.25" length Peyton Acker Salem, NH Cobbetts Pond, Windham
     
Brown Bullhead (Kept)    
2 lbs., 0.00 oz.; 16.00" length Derek Kelly, Gilmanton, NH Loon Pond, Gilmanton
     
Brown Bullhead (Released)    
19.50" length Daniel Lapierre, Manchester, NH Merrimack River, Litchfield
14.25" length Tadd Bailey, Twin Mountain, NH Connecticut River, Lancaster
     
Brown Trout (Kept)    
5 lbs., 11.84 oz.; 22.00" length Connor Perry, Litchfield, NH Pleasant Lake, New London
     
Brown Trout (Released)    
31.00" length Brandon Zeoli, Hillsborough, NH Connecticut River, Pittsburg
28.00" length Joshua Johnston, Hampstead, NH Connecticut River, Pittsburg
27.50" length Brandon Zeoli, Hillsborough, NH Connecticut River, Pittsburg
26.00" length James Halkiotis, Keene, NH Connecticut River, Pittsburg
     
Eastern Brook Trout (Kept)    
3 lbs., 5.28 oz.; 17.75" length Jeff Paris, Loudon, NH Highland Lake, Andover
3 lbs., 0.16 oz.; 19.37" length Chelsea Masucci, Concord, NH Highland Lake, Andover
     
Eastern Brook Trout (Released)    
22.00" length Keith Thibault, Weare, NH Mirror Lake, Woodstock
20.25" length Nancy Laurendeau, Hillsborough, NH Tewksbury Pond, Grafton
19.00" length Tim Moore, Portsmouth, NH Tewksbury Pond, Grafton
18.00" length Joshua Johnston, Hampstead, NH Newfound River, Bristol
16.00" length Oliver Preston, Londonderry, NH Profile Lake, Franconia
16.00" length Donna Minogue, Windham, NH Profile Lake, Franconia
16.00" length Richard Bernard, Methuen, MA Profile Lake, Franconia
16.00" length Mark Trumbore, Fulton, MD Profile Lake, Franconia
     
Eastern Chain Pickerel (Kept)    
5 lbs., 8.96 oz.; 27.00" length Marc Tremblay Derry, NH Beaver Lake, Derry
     
Eastern Chain Pickerel (Released)  
27.00" length Frederick Wallace, Newmarket, NH Lamprey River, Durham
26.75" length Larry Cooper, Bow, NH Manning Lake, Gilmanton
26.50" length Jeffrey Milliken, Concord, NH Contoocook River, Concord
26.00" length Warren Cline, Belmont, NH Winnisquam Lake, Belmont
26.00" length Jason Taylor, N Swanzey, NH Wilson Pond, Swanzey
25.75" length Daniel Bowlin, Enfield, NH Mascoma Lake, Enfield
25.00" length Jacob Schur, Berlin, MA Big Squam Lake, Moultonborough
24.00" length Ryan Hays, Deering, NH Deering Reservoir, Deering
     
Fallfish (Kept)    
2 lbs., 4.96 oz.; 20.00" length Luke Whisler, Portsmouth, NH Lake Winnipesaukee, Moultonborough
     
Lake Trout (Kept)    
15 lbs., 4.48 oz.; 32.00" length Leslie Goumillout, Franklin, NH Winnisquam Lake, Laconia
     
Lake Trout (Released)    
30.00" length Kiefer Koester, Manchester, NH Third Connecticut Lake, Pittsburg
     
Landlocked Salmon (Kept)    
5 lbs., 10.56 oz.; 23.00" length Lisa Ludwig, Salem, NH Lake Winnipesaukee, Gilford
     
Largemouth Bass (Kept)    
6 lbs., 5.76 oz.; 22.50" length Kyle Bjelf, Belmont, NH Webster Lake, Franklin
     
Largemouth Bass (Released)    
25.00" length Benjamin Bonenfant, Nashua, NH Flint Pond, Hollis
25.00" length James Park, Brookline, NH Potanipo Lake, Brookline
24.00" length Christopher Cooper, Nashua, NH Turee Pond, Bow
24.00" length Tom Weston, Jr., Concord, NH Horseshoe Pond, Concord
23.00" length Blake Zarta, Gilmanton, NH Meetinghouse Pond, Gilmanton
22.125" length Shawn Sullivan, Falmouth, ME Bow Lake, Strafford
22.00" length Caitlin Klein, Madbury, NH Bellamy Reservoir, Madbury
21.50" length Rowan Turner, Waterville, ME Railroad Pond, Amherst
21.00" length Jacob Schur, Berlin, MA Big Squam Lake, Moultonborough
20.50" length Colin Klein, Madbury, NH Bellamy Reservoir, Madbury
20.00" length Jason Touchette, Pembroke, NH Turtletown Pond, Concord
18.00" length Colin Murphy, Newton, NH Pemigewasset Lake, New Hampton
     
Northern Pike (Released)    
45.50" length Jakub Zienkiewicz, Manchester, NH Skatutakee Lake, Harrisville
43.00" length Jay Nichols, Stratham, NH Moore Reservoir, Littleton
40.00" length Jacques Renaud, Dalton, NH Moore Reservoir, Littleton
40.00" length Jacques Renaud, Dalton, NH Moore Reservoir, Littleton
40.00" length Fred Pelchat, Lancaster, NH Moore Reservoir, Littleton
40.00" length Michael Bonneville, Claremont, NH Connecticut River, Charlestown
     
Pumpkinseed (Released)    
10.25" length Terry Hughes, Manchester, NJ Lake Winnipesaukee, Wolfeboro
10.00" length John Casey, Kingston, MA Lake Winnipesaukee, Tuftonborough
     
Rainbow Trout (Released)    
27.00" length Ellen Bellio, Rochester, NH Great East Lake, Wakefield
22.00" length Keith Thibault, Weare, NH Merrymeeting River, Alton
22.00" length Gregory Howard, W. Ossipee, NH Lake Winnipesaukee, Meredith
20.25" length Hunter Schofield, Dalton, NH Big Squam Lake, Sandwich
     
Rock Bass (Released)    
11.75" length Weymouth Sargent, Jr., Northfield, NH Merrimack River, Concord
11.00" length John Casey, Kingston, MA Lake Winnipesaukee, Wolfeboro
     
Yellow Perch (Released)    
14.50" length Timothy Moore, Portsmouth, NH Sebbins Pond, Bedford
     
Saltwater Entries
Winter Flounder (Kept)    
2 lbs., 7.36 oz.; 18.00" length Eric Knight, Dover, NH Atlantic Ocean, Rye
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

 

Just for entering a qualifying fish, the angler receives either a "Kept" or a "Released" Trophy Fish patch. Each February the entries for the previous year are reviewed and the largest in each category will receive a special certificate recognizing the angler and his or her fish. Results are published on this web page.  So send in those photos and forms.  Mom’s going to be okay with it.  We promise.
 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.