Angler catches state record fish at spot he once fished with late friend

Angler catches state record fish at spot he once fished with late friend
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It’s good to start the year off with a new record.

An angler in New Hampshire set a new fishing record earlier this month. According to him, the catch means a lot more than just getting his name in the record books.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game office announced on Facebook that Gilmanton resident Ryan Scott Ashley had caught a new state record cusk. The fish weighed 12 pounds and measured 35 inches long.

Ashley spoke with Fox News, explaining that he caught the fish on the northern end of Lake Winnipesaukee in Moultonborough. He referred to that particular location as “Paradise’s Spot.” He explained that it’s named after a friend who recently passed on.

He explained that Paradise was “my grandfather’s best friend.”

Ashley explained, “I never got the hunting fish with my grandfather much because he died when I was young. Paul Paradise introduced me to the sport and took me as a kid hunting, trapping and fishing. He was one of the…

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