2014 New Hampshire Trophy Fish

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The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department recently announced results of the 2014 Trophy Fish Program.

Four new state records were set in 2014:

Mike Radziszewski of Campbell Hall, New York, set a record with his 3-pound, 3.68-ounce winter flounder.

A new record black sea bass was caught in Portsmouth by former Fish and Game Commissioner, G. Ritchie White.

Jooson Kim of North Hampton caught a new record common white sucker from Pawtuckaway Lake in Nottingham.

James Matheson of Claremont caught a new record channel catfish in the Connecticut River in Hinsdale; a few weeks later Dave Kellam of Exeter broke that record with his own catch in the river in the same town.

The released northern pike category saw a two-way tie between anglers Jacques Renaud of Dalton and Steve Gonyer of Lancaster, who tied with their respective 41-inch-long catches.

All successful applicants receive a “Trophy Fish” shoulder patch 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. There are 56 categories in all: 21 freshwater and 7 saltwater species for both kept fish and for released.

All ages, all legal methods of angling and all areas of the state are represented each year, including fly-fishing, ice-fishing, bait casting and spin casting, trolling and bow harvest (a method permissible only for carp and suckers). In 2014, applicants entered 19 different species of fish.

For more information, visit: http://www.fishnh.com/Fishing/trophy.

source: New Hampshire Fish and Game Department