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Man Reels In 12 Pounds Record-setting Fish From Lake Winnipesaukee

A New Hampshire man has made a record-setting catch in Lake Winnipesaukee.

Man Reels In 12 Pounds Record-setting Fish From Lake Winnipesaukee

Ryan Scott Ashley, of Gilmanton, reeled in a 35-inch cusk weighing 12 pounds, 8 ounces. He was fishing in Moultonborough on Thursday.

NH Fish And Game says this was a “new state record” for cusks. A cusk is said to be “the finest freshwater fish to consume” – and makes for great chowder.

Cusk is a deep water species found in rocky, hard bottom areas to a depth of 328 feet. It is a very unique species of fish as it's the only one in its taxonomic genus of Brosme. Cusk is relatively slow-growing and late-maturing, and the maximum age of this species is believed to be greater than 14 years.

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