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Record Catch: NH Man Reels In A Nearly 3-Foot Fish From Lake Winnipesaukee

MOULTONBOROUGH, N.H. (CBS) -- A New Hampshire man made a record-setting catch in Lake Winnipesaukee.

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

Saturday is "Free Fishing Day" in New Hampshire - but bundle up because wind chills are expected to be well below zero.


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