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A new record for brook trout in New York state

A new state-record brook trout was landed last month on a remote southwestern Adirondack lake.

The Department of Environmental Conservation has certified that Dan Germain from Forestport, Oneida County, has the new record.

Fishing on South Lake, in the Black River Wild Forest of Herkimer County, Germain reeled in the record-breaking fish on June 15. The 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.

Germain submitted details of his winning fish as part of DEC's Angler Achievement Awards Program.
For winning, he got a distinctive lapel pin, DEC officials said.

Reach Gazette reporter Stephen Williams at 885-6706 or by email to

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