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MDIF&W: Starks Resident Catches Record Rainbow Trout

November 12, 2010

MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES & WILDLIFE 284 State St., SHS 41, Augusta, ME 04333 Main Number: 287-8000

MEDIA: For more information, call IF&W Spokeswoman Deborah Turcotte at (207) 287-6008

A Starks man got a treat on Halloween: A record-setting rainbow trout he caught in Somerset County.

Anders Olafson of Starks landed the rainbow trout on Oct. 31, 2010, while fishing on the Kennebec River in Solon.

The fish was weighed 8.42 pounds and was weighed on a certified scale at Solon Superette.

The previous state record was caught by Michael Thebarge of Skowhegan on Lake George on Feb. 6, 2009. It weighed 7 pounds.

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Harry Vanderweide, editor of the Maine Sportsman newspaper, jointly announce new records. The publication has maintained the state record book for more than 30 years.