Pumpkinseed record confirmed

by Steve Galea | September 21, 2021
Chris Yates of Chatsworth and Pumpkinseed record

DNA testing that began in 2018 has confirmed that Ontario has a new pumpkinseed record.

The 1.37-pound fish was caught by Chris Yates of Chatsworth, Ontario on the Rankin River near the community of Oliphant on May 8, 2018. The fish, caught on a beadhead nymph, was 10.8 inches long and had a 12-inch girth. It is now registered in the OFAH’s Ontario Record Fish Registry and replaces a 1.0-pound pumpkinseed caught by Fred Thorn on August 30, 1997, on Beattie Lake. That fish was 10 inches long and had a girth of 14 inches.

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