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NEW STATE RECORD FOR GOLDEN RAINBOW TROUT
September 17, 2008
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Harrisburg, PA — The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission announced today a new state record for golden rainbow trout caught, by Eli Borger of Palmerton, PA.

State record golden rainbow
New state record golden rainbow

The 12-year-old Borger caught the 13-pound, 8-ounce golden rainbow trout in Mahoning Creek, Schuylkill County, on the opening day of trout season in 2008.

Borger said he spotted the large rainbow trout a day earlier swimming in a deep hole. Once 8 a.m. rolled around on opening day, he spotted the trout again swimming upstream. He traveled upstream to follow the fish and after several casts, he hooked the orange monster on a white trout magnet. The trout jumped and thrashed in the water and was netted a few minutes later.

Borger’s golden rainbow trout easily broke the record of 11 pounds, 10 ounces held by Erie angler R. W. Hafer since 1986.

To view all of Pennsylvania’s state record fish and for official rules and angler instructions, please visit www.fishandboat.com/strecord.htm.

The mission of the Fish and Boat Commission is to protect, conserve, and enhance the Commonwealth’s aquatic resources and provide fishing and boating opportunities. For more information about fishing and boating in Pennsylvania, please visit our website at www.fishandboat.com.

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