Erik Poland of Andover shows off the 39.2-pound lake trout he caught while fishing Lower Richardson Lake in western Maine on July 2, 2020. “He knew he had to take his time bringing it in.”. Maine Freshwater Record Fish SPECIES WEIGHT ANGLER DATE LOCATION Atlantic Salmon 28 lbs. “But like I said, he just bled and drained [for hours before it was weighed on an official scale].”, John Holyoke has been enjoying himself in Maine's great outdoors since he was a kid. The new record-breaking trout will be preserved by a taxidermist, Latti said. “Grindle’s feat out of 1,351-acre Beech Hill climaxes a fine season for himself and his partner, Lynch,” Leavitt wrote. Longtime executive sports editor Bud Leavitt, who handled the outdoor beat back then, spoke to the Ellsworth angler and shared his tale with BDN readers. An 83 pound Lake Trout was pulled out of Great Bear Lake, a fish that would’ve broken the existing world record by a whopping 11 pounds. The trout was 44 inches long, had a girth of 28 inches, and weighed 39.2 pounds, more than 8 pounds heavier than the last record-breaking trout in the state. “[Poland’s trout] has created a lot of excitement. When he was finally able to reel in his catch, he knew it was a special fish. The angler is Erik Poland, 34, of Andover, Maine and his fish was 44 inches long and weighed 39.2 pounds. Maine Freshwater Record Fish SPECIES WEIGHT ANGLER DATE LOCATION Atlantic … Even with the outboard motor running, the fish was strong enough to change the boat’s direction of travel. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and obituaries. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! More by John Holyoke.
Erik Poland of Andover shows off the 39.2-pound lake trout he caught while fishing Lower Richardson Lake in western Maine on July 2, 2020. A massive trout caught on a Maine lake last week has shattered a 62-year-old state record, officials said. Eventually, he figured out he had a whopper of a fish on the other end of his line. For the past week or so avid anglers have been ogling a photo of New Hampshire’s state record lake trout, a 37-pounder that was recently hauled out of Big Diamond Pond, a … (Erik Poland) What started off as a short, leisurely fishing excursion turned into an hours-long battle between the 34-year-old man from Andover and a giant state record-breaking lake trout weighing nearly 40 pounds. The fish was taken by Erik Poland or Andover, Maine, who apparently fought the huge fish for more than an hour and a half. Common Carp: 16.3 lbs., Samuel Foster, Augusta, ME 9/2014, Kennebec River Poland’s togue measured 44 inches and was certified to weigh 39.2 pounds! Poland is one of the many Mainers who have flocked to the state’s lakes, forests, and trails since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Follow her on Twitter @CarolineEnos. The record fish, which weighed in at a hefty 39.2 pounds and measured 44 inches in length, also had a girth of 28 inches. Poland quickly brought the trout to a man who had a certified scale. Today, he's the Outdoors editor for the BDN, a job that allows him to meet up with Maine outdoors enthusiasts in their... Search Our Site. For the past week or so avid anglers have been ogling a photo of New Hampshire’s state record lake trout, a 37-pounder that was recently hauled out of Big Diamond Pond, a tiny piece of water that only covers about 180 acres. “That’s a huge freshwater fish.”. “They have boated over 30 fish between them at Beech Hill this summer. Coincidentally, that world record Lake Trout was also caught in Great Bear Lake, the same place the fish at the center of this story was caught. 1 oz Howard Clifford 10/9/1980 location undisclosed Black Crappie 3 lbs 9.76 oz Quinn Warren Feb-12 Messalonskee Lake Blueback Trout 5.24 lbs Carter McLaughlin 8/20/2008 Pushineer Pond Brook Trout 9 lbs 2 oz Patrick Coan 1/8/2010 Mousam... Continue reading