ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York conservation officials say there's a new record for the biggest brook trout caught in state waters, with a five-pound, 14-ounce fish caught last month in the lower Adirondacks.
According to the Department of Environmental Conservation, this is the seventh time in eight years the record has been broken.
William Altman caught the trout in the West Canada Wilderness Area in Hamilton County on May 5. The fish broke the old record by six ounces.
Officials say the fish was stocked as a fingerling by the DEC's Rome Fish Hatchery and is considered a hybrid of a domestic brook trout and a wild Canadian-strain brook trout.
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