There is a Pot of Gold In This Rainbow !!!
By 250 Sports
This is no fish tale, this rainbow is just a tad bigger than the kind of trout we catch in our local lakes.
It is the new world record.
This Rainbow Trout was caught by Adam Konrad June 5th-2007 off the shore of Lake Diefenbaker in Saskatchewan.
The fish weighed 43 lbs, 6 ounces, the girth on this fish was 34 inches! setting a new world record.
(At right, Adam poses with his twin brother, and The Big One that did NOT get away!)
The previous World Record was held by Duane Farden of Macrorie, Sask. That Rainbow weighed 30 lbs 7 ounces, beating the previous record of 29lbs, 1 ounce set in 1976.
Lake Diefenbaker was formed by the damming of the South Saskatchewan River.
The International Awards Committee also lists a 42 lb 2 ounce rainbow as a world record caught on Bell Island , Alaska on June 12th 1970. That Rainbow would be deemed a Steelhead, while the new World Record is a fresh water fish.
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In any event, it truly is an awesome fish!