The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has certified Dan Germain as the new holder of the state record for brook trout.
The record setting brook trout measured 22 inches and weighed in at 5 pounds, 8 ounces, surpassing the previous state record set in 2009 by 3.5 ounces.
Mr. Germain submitted details of his winning fish as part of DEC's Angler Achievement Awards Program. Information about the Program, including past winners and a downloadable application form, can be found on DEC's website.
source: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation