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Connecticut Saltwater State Record Fish

State Record Marine Fish (Harvested)

Common Name Weight Length Location Caught Angler Year Caught
lbs.
oz.

Albacore

68

14

46.5"

Atlantis Canyon

John Dagon

2012

American Eel

5

3

39.5"

West Haven

Alyssa Zuppe

2017

Atlantic Bonito

11

8

29.5"

Ocean Beach

Mark Drummey

2017

Atlantic Chub Mackerel 2 1 14" Montauk Shoal Brandon Collins 2016

Atlantic Cod

45

0

 

South of Block Island

John Chomen

2004

Black Sea Bass

7

8

25"

Six Mile Reef

Mike Lane

2005

Blackfish (Tautog)

26

9.6

34"

Two Tree Island

Thien Nguyen

2015

Bluefin Tuna

770

0

 

Block Island Sound

Lester Debetta

1990

Bluefish

24

13

Norwalk Island

Charles J. Toth

1979

Blue Marlin

449

6

Atlantis Canyon

Jeffery K.Eckert

2001

Blue Shark

361

0

 

Ranger Wreck

Robert H. Olsen

1993

Clearnose Skate
WORLD RECORD

9

8

37"

Fort Hale Park

Anthony Carpentino

2017

Conger Eel

7

4

Noank

Maria Annunziata

1987

Cunner

3

4

Block Island Sound

Wesley E. Sargent

1998

Hickory Shad

3

4

23"

Niantic River, Niantic

Richard Kozlowski

2003

Hogchoker

0

9

10.25"

West Haven

Albert Zuppe

2016

Little Tunny (False Albacore)

16

13

37"

Butterfish Hole

Vincent Deledda

2011

Mako Shark

650

0

 

Block Island Sound

Gregory J. Erisoty

1987
Northern Kingfish 2 10 19.5" Silver Sands State Park Christopher Shea 2016

Oyster Toadfish

2

12

14"

Millstone Outflow, Waterford

William Kondrasiewicz

2018

Pollock

34

2

Block Island Sound

Joe DeCosta

2000

Porbeagle Shark

191

0

75"

Ryan's Horn

Austin Urban

2013

Sandbar (Brown) Shark

118

7

CT River, Old Saybrook

Bruce Kelly

1995

Scup (Porgy)

5

4.8

21"

Montauk Harbor

Travis Kupchok

2019

Sheepshead Porgy

10

11

 

Branford Reef

Clyde Turner

1998
Smooth Dogfish 18 11 57" New Haven Breakwall Jennifer Zuppe 2017
Spiny Dogfish 22 11 57.75" Milford Jennifer Zuppe 2018

Squid (Longfin)

15.5" mantle

Stonington

Marc Pantalone

2019

Striped Bass

WORLD RECORD

81

15

54"

Outer Southwest Reef

Greg Myerson

2011

Striped Sea Robin

4

3

20"

Housatonic River

Howard Wolowitz

2012

Summer Flounder (Fluke)

14

13.76

31.5"

Fishers Island

Michael Maffucci

2019

Thresher Shark

467

0

 

Montauk Point

Mark Hiller

2006

White Perch

1

15

14"

CT River, Old Lyme

Rufino Vargas Jr.

2015

Windowpane Flounder (new species)
11.2 12.75" Long Sand Shoal Alexander Welford 2020

Winter Flounder

6

1

Millstone Pt., Waterford

Tom Kobas

1999

Winter Skate

17

6

 

Watch Hill, R.I.

William F. Zanks

1995

Yellowfin Tuna

210

7

Block Canyon

Cahrles J. Lobacz

1991

Exotic Marine Species Category (Harvested)

Common Name Weight Length Location Caught Angler Year Caught
lbs.
oz.

Banded Rudderfish

1

5

13.0"

Milford

Israel Ruman

2018

Black Drum

15

3

New Haven Breakwater

Howard D. LaFrance

2001

Black Grouper

1

4

13.5"

Millstone Outflow

Hugh Durham

2012

Cobia

18

0

East Haven

Nicholas Carafeno

2008

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

47

2

60"

Fish Tales Cnyon

John Dagon

2016

Gray Triggerfish 6 1.5 19" Pine Island, Groton Keith Mehmet 2016
Grey Snapper 5 15 25" Millstone Outflow Nelson Carey 2016

Jack Crevalle

3

7.5

18.8"

Millstone Outflow, Waterford

Hugh Durham

2014

King Mackerel

7

2

33.5"

Saybrook

Doug Clark

2018

Ladyfish

3

8

23"

Millstone Pt., Waterford

Nelson Carey             

2014

Monkfish

42

0

40"

Southside of Fisher's Island

Craig Weagle

2016

Porbeagle Shark 191   75" Ryan's Horn Austin Urban 2013

Roughtail Stingray

86

15

88"

Millstone Outflow, Waterford

Kevin McCaffery

2014

Scalloped Hammerhead Shark

235

0

Block Island Sound

Richard Bonaccorsi

1992

Smooth Puffer

9

12

25.25"

Six Mile Reef

Robert M. Mielke

2019

Spanish Mackerel

6

5

Branford Beacon

Michael Audet

2003

Swordfish 359     Fish Tales Fred J. Malcarne 2004
Tilefish 51 6.4 47" East Atlantis Canyon Jarred Velardi 2020

Torpedo Ray

89

8

Misquamicut, R.I.

Chuck Adams

2008

Wahoo

88

0

Fish Tales

Mike Matrishon

2005

White Marlin 108 8   Block Canyon Frederick Iasiello 1988
 

State Record Marine Fish (Catch and Release)

Common Name Weight  Length Location Caught Angler  Year Caught
 lbs.  oz.
Atlantic Needlefish
  34" Mystic River Zacery Martindale 2016
Black Sea Bass     24" Six Mile Reef Evan Kamoen 2018
Blackfish (Tautog) 13 9 27" Indian Neck Point, Branford Jack Martin 2012
Bluefish 15 6 37" Housatonic River Shawn Lalond 2012
Blue Shark     120" Block Island Sound Timothy E. Kilbride 2009
Chub Mackerel 1 15 16.63" Fishers Island Caleb Rose 2019
Clearnose Skate     35" Clinton Harbor Evan Kamoen 2018
Little Tunny (False Albacore) 6 8 26.5" Block Island Sound Timothy E. Kilbride 2009
Northern Puffer     10" Hammonasset Evan Kamoen 2017
Oyster Toadfish 3 4 16" Norwalk Patrick DeVito 2014
Pinfish     13" Groton Long Point Evan Kamoen 2019
Scup (Porgy)     19.87" New Haven Breakwater Jennifer Zuppe 2020
Smooth Dogfish     51" New Haven Breakwall Albert Zuppe 2016
Striped Bass     54" Long Island Sound Derek Williams 2017
Summer Flounder 10 11 29" Sara's Ledge Sara Roman 2018
Striped Sea Robin     20" Long Island Sound Alex Erdmann 2016
Weakfish     33.75" West Haven Seawall Al Zuppe 2020

 

Exotic Marine Species Category (Catch and Release)

Common Name Weight Length  Location Caught Angler Year Caught
 lbs.  oz.
Atlantic Stingray 14 4 58" New Haven Breakwater Larry E. Lainey 2010
Gray Triggerfish 4 8 19.25" Niantic Bay Christopher Otis 2013
Inshore Lizardfish   8 10" Milford Point Dean Vogel Sr. 2011
Scalloped Hammerhead Shark     120" Butterfish Hole Christian Urban 2013
Smooth Puffer     23" Six Mile Reef Maichael Parks 2018
Snake Mackerel     28" Block Canyon Alex Erdmann 2019
Tiger Shark 550   108" Block Channel Pauly Randazzo Jr. 2017

Marine Species Blue Crab Category

Common Name Weight Length Location Caught Angler Year Caught
lbs. oz.
Blue Crab     8.81 Oyster River, Old Saybrook Thomas Buonanni 2016


Content last updated September 2020