Several records set in NH fishing program
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s Fish and Game Department says several state records have been set in its 2012 Trophy Fish Program among fishing enthusiasts.
Andrew White of Vernon, Vt., caught a 30-inch channel catfish out of the Connecticut River in Hinsdale weighing 11 pounds, 6.88 ounces. Earlier, he caught a 10-pound one in the same waters that measured 30.75 inches.
Timothy Moore Jr. of Portsmouth caught a record grey triggerfish weighing 2 pounds, 1.12 ounces and measuring 15.5 inches. And Marc Schloss of Northboro, Mass., caught a 9-pound blackfish measuring 21.25 inches in Hampton Harbor.
The department said this year’s off to a great start with a verified record northern pike caught on Feb. 16 on the Connecticut River by Kevin Phelps of Monroe. It weighed 24 pounds, 9.44 ounces.