New England’s largest trout caught in New Hampshire


New Hampshire ice fisherman Thomas Knight shattered state and regional records for a lake trout after reeling in a 37-pound fish on Big Diamond Pond.

According to WGME13, Knight thought he had broken the New Hampshire record of 28 pounds so he called the state’s fish and game department. It was then discovered by state officials that the trout was so big it exceeded the scales limit of 30 pounds, breaking the New Hampshire record that had stood since 1958.

The massive fish eventually weighed in at 37.65 pounds at a package distribution center. The fish was also 40 inches in length and 27 inches wide.

“Most state records, when bested, are done so by only a few ounces. Knight’s fish shattered the old record by over 9 pounds. This fish is now the largest lake trout caught in all of New England,” New Hampshire Fish and Game biologist Andy Schafermeyer said. “I’m glad he got it. This couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.”