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N.H. Record and Trophy Fish

Fishing Regulations New Hampshire Freshwater Fishing

New Hampshire State Record Freshwater Fish

Species

Length

Weight

Place

Town

Date

Angler

State

American Eel

44.50″

8 lbs.

Crystal Lake

Eaton

7/6/1975

Michael Hansharak

NH

Black Crappie

17.00″

2 lbs. 15.84 oz.

Great East Lake

Wakefield

5/3/2016

Brian O’Day

NH

Bluegill

11.25″

2 lbs. 0.64 oz.

Goodwins Pond

Acworth

6/18/1992

Justin S. Therieau

NH

Bowfin

28.00″

8 lbs. 13 oz.

Wilson Pond

Swanzey

8/24/1994

Kenneth L’Abbe

NH

Brook Trout

25.50″

9 lbs.

Pleasant Lake

New London

5/8/1911

A. Val Woodruff

NH

Brown Bullhead

17.95″

3 lbs. 4.8 oz.

Merrimack River

Merrimack

8/06/2005

Donald Robbins

NH

Brown Trout

32.50″

16 lbs. 6 oz.

Connecticut River

Pittsburg

7/4/1975

Ken Reed, Jr.

CT

Carp (Bow Harvested)

40.50″

41 lbs. 0.04 oz.

Connecticut River

Hinsdale

6/2/2013

Kevin Martin

NH

Carp

37.00″

35 lbs. 13.12 oz.

Merrimack River

Manchester

5/16/2015

Donald St. Lawrence

NH

Chain Pickerel

26.00″

8 lbs.

Plummer Lake

Sanbornton

4/24/1966

Carroll R. Akeley

MA

Channel Catfish

29.50″

12 lbs. 4.8 oz.

Connecticut River

Hinsdale

9/20/2014

Dave Kellam

NH

Common White Sucker

22.50″

4 lbs. 13.28 oz.

Pawtuckaway Lake

Nottingham

4/16/2014

Jooson Kim

NH

Cusk

34.50″

12 lbs. 3.52 oz.

Lake Winnipesaukee

Gilford

3/13/2007

Ken Cayer

NH

Fallfish

20.75″

3 lbs. 8.96 oz.

Lake Winnipesaukee

Gilford

7/12/1991

John Conti

MA

Lake Trout

39.50″

28 lbs. 8 oz.

Newfound Lake

Bristol

4/24/1958

Albert C. Staples

MA

Lake Whitefish

21.75″

5 lbs. 1 oz.

Lake Winnipesaukee

Alton

8/23/1974

Paul E. Littlefield

NH

Landlocked Salmon

34.50″

18 lbs. 8 oz.

Pleasant Lake

New London

8/31/1942

Mrs. Letty M. Clark

NH

36.00″

18 lbs. 8 oz.

Pleasant Lake

New London

8/30/1914

Mr. P.H. Killelea

MA

Largemouth Bass

25.80″

10 lbs. 8 oz.

Lake Potanipo

Brookline

5/1967

G. Bullpitt

NH

Northern Pike

44.5″

26 lbs. 9.44 oz.

Moore Reservoir

Dalton

2/16/2013

Kevin Phelps

NH

Pumpkinseed

10.50″

1 lb., 1.76 oz.

Lake Winnipesaukee

Moultonborough

1/7/2017

Michael Steffen

NH

Rainbow Trout

35.50″

15 lbs. 7.2 oz.

Pemigewasset River

Bristol

9/16/1996

Lance King

NH

Rock Bass

13.50″

1 lb. 8 oz.

Island Pond

Stoddard

9/18/1982

Linc Chamberland

CT

Round Whitefish

18.00″

1 lb. 11.68 oz.

Newfound Lake

Bristol

2/05/2005

Marty Martin

NH

Smallmouth Bass

23.25″

7 lbs. 14.5 oz.

Goose Pond

Canaan

8/1970

Francis H. Lord

MA

Splake Trout

26.88″

9 lbs.

Crystal Lake

Eaton

2/20/1980

Thomas Barbour

NH

Sunapee Trout

33.00″

11 lbs. 8 oz.

Sunapee Lake

Sunapee

10/2/1954

Ernest Theoharris

NH

Tiger Muskellunge

35.50″

11 lbs. 11.68 oz.

Connecticut River

W. Lebanon

6/27/1982

Brian Patch

NH

Tiger Trout

20.00″

3 lbs. 8.64 oz.

Willard Pond

Antrim

7/6/2011

Molly Metivier

NH

Walleye

34.00″

12 lbs. 8.8 oz.

Connecticut River

Wells River, VT

5/4/1992

Anthony Bartolini

NH

White Catfish

23.00″

5 lbs. 11 oz.

Big Cub Pond

Danville

8/4/1996

Zachary Cross

NH

White Perch

17.20″

3 lbs. 11.5 oz.

Lake Winnipesaukee

Moultonborough

12/29/1986

John J. Ziolkowski

CT

Yellow Bullhead

16.00″

2 lbs. 8 oz.

Pecknolds Pond

Chester

8/1980

Gerald Menard

NH

Yellow Perch

15.50″

2 lbs. 6 oz.

Head’s Pond

Hooksett

3/4/1969

R. Hebert

NH

Trophy Fish Program

New Hampshire’s Trophy Fish Program gives anglers of all ages recognition for their biggest catches, while giving biologists important information on the fisheries over time. There are awards for both kept and released fish in 23 freshwater species and 7 saltwater species categories.

All qualifying entrants receive a “Trophy Fish” shoulder patch for submitting their catch information. Each year, the person catching the heaviest fish or releasing the longest fish in a particular species category receives a certificate suitable for framing. All ages and all legal methods of angling are represented. Your trophy may qualify for a state record; see list above.

Check fishnh.com for N.H. trophy fish rules, minimum weights/lengths and entry forms.