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West Virginia state record rainbow trout caught in Berkeley County

Posted on May 29, 2013

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A state record rainbow trout was recently caught by Tony Corbin of Gerrardstown, W.Va., according to Frank Jezioro, Director of the Division of Natural Resources. Corbin caught the 30.5-inch, 17.31-pound fish from a private pond in Berkeley County on May 2, 2013. He caught the record rainbow using a swimbait on 10-pound test line.

Corbin’s catch establishes a West Virginia record for weight. The previous weight record for rainbow trout was a 15.65-pound fish caught by Aaron Propps from another private pond in 2005. The state record length remains a 31.7-inch rainbow caught by John P. Arnett in 1993 at Stonecoal Lake.

Anglers who believe that they have caught a state record fish should check the record listing in the 2013 Fishing Regulations brochure. The brochure also outlines the procedure to follow for reporting their catch. This information is also available online at www.wvdnr.gov.