New York, Connecticut And New Jersey State Saltwater Fishing Records

 

New York State Marine Fishing Records

Marine Fish Records
As of May 6, 2015
Species Weight (Lbs) Angler Date
Albacore (False) 16.38 John Skinner, Wading River, NY 10/18/2009
Albacore (Longfin) 81.15 Billy Turnbull, Key Colony Beach, FL 10/08/2011
Atlantic Bonito 12.49 Angelo Peluso, Port Jefferson, NY 10/17/2003
Black Sea Bass 9.00 Sal Vicari, Bronx, NY 10/10/1993
Tautog (Blackfish) 22.53 Bill Taylor, Amityville, NY 11/14/2014
Bluefish 25.00. Peter Weber, Jr., Montauk, NY 10/30/1998
Cod 85.00 Fred Shay, Jr., Montauk, NY 02/25/1984
Dolphin 52.00 Richard Divika, Huntington, NY 08/25/1985
Flounder (Winter) 7.22 Jack Cohen, Staten Island, NY 06/29/1997
Fluke* 22.44 Charles Nappi, Hicksville, NY 09/15/1975
Golden Tilefish 63.50 Mark Kaminski, Plainview, NY 06/23/2010
Marlin (Blue) 1,174.00 Bill Sweedler, Westport, CT 07/20/1986
Marlin (White) 130.00 Mrs. P. Dater, East Hampton, NY 08/13/1951
Pollack 45.94 Bruce Morabito, West Islip, NY 08/26/1988
Porgy (Scup) 6.25 Samuel Warren, District Hgts, MD 10/01/1978
Shark (Blue) 528.00 Joe Siedel, Bayside, NY 08/09/2001
Shark (Mako) 1,080.00 James Melanson, Haverhill, MD 08/26/1979
Shark (Porbeagle) 393.00 Robert Bruno, Staten Island, NY 08/23/2014
Shark (Thresher) 614.00 Joe Calandra, NY 10/12/1994
Shark (Tiger) 1,087.00 Ken Rafferty, Massapequa, NY 07/23/1986
Shark (White) 3,450.00 Don Braddick, Montauk, NY 08/06/1986
Striped Bass 76.00 Bob Rocchetta, East Setauket, NY 07/17/1981
Swordfish 540.00 Dean Delle Donne, Moriches, NY 09/08/2006
Triggerfish 7.63 Steven Newman, Montauk, NY 10/03/1999
Tuna (Bigeye) 355.00 Richard Buechmann, Oakdale, NY 09/27/1981
Tuna (Bluefin) 1,071.00 Larry Thompson, Montauk, NY 08/21/1977
Tuna (Yellowfin) 248.50 Bruce Weisinger, East Hills, NY 09/09/2002
Wahoo 117.00 Jonathan Stabe, Brewster, NY 08/17/2013
Weakfish 19.13 Dennis Rooney, Seaford, NY 10/11/1984
White Perch 2.34 Michael Cohn, Seaford, NY 12/02/2010

* All Tackle World Record
Official Marine Fishing Record Entry Sheet(PDF, 81 KB)
For further information contact Sandra Dumais at 631-444-0445 or e-mail the Division of Marine Resources.

Recreational Blue Crab State Record

NYSDEC would like to find a state record for blue crab (Callinectes sapidus).
If you feel that you have caught a record blue crab, please fill out the entry form below!

Official Recreational Blue Crab Record Entry Form (PDF, 103 KB)
For further information about the Recreational Blue Crab Record contact Christopher Scott at 631-444-0429 or NYBlueCrab@dec.ny.gov.

Page applies to NYS Marine Costal District

Connecticut Saltwater State Record Fish

State Record Marine Fish
Common Name Size
Location Caught
Angler
Year
Caught
lbs oz Length
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 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   9  8   37″ Fort Hale Park Anthony Carpentino   2017
Conger Eel
5
12
Stonington Daniel Hatfield
2009
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
Oyster Toadfish
2
8
  16″
Millstone Point, Waterford
Zach Naoumides
2007
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)
4
2
  19″
Block Island Sound
Marcelo Moutinho
2012
Sheepshead Porgy
10
11
Branford Reef
Clyde Turner
1998
Longfin Squid 14.25″ mantle Stonington Harbor Christopher Sottile   2016
Smooth Dogfish  18  11    57″ West Haven Jennifer Zuppe   2017
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
11
   31″
Black Point, Niantic
Tobey Sweet
2013
Swordfish
359
0
26″
Fish Tales
Fred J. Malcarne
2004
Thresher Shark 467  0 Montauk Point Mark Hiller   2006
White Marlin 108  8 Block Canyon Frederick Iasiello   1988
White Perch 1 15    14″ CT River, Old Lyme Rufino Vargas Jr.   2015
Weakfish
17
14
Fayerweather Island
June Andrejko
1986
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 Rare Marine Species Category
Common Name
Size
Location Caught
Angler
Year
Caught
lbs oz Length
Atlantic Chub Mackerel  2  1   14″ Montauk Shoal Brandon Collins   2016
Banded Rudderfish   1  1  12.6″ Pleasure Beach, Jordan Cove Valinn Ranelii   2011
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
Dolphinfish
(Mahi Mahi)
 47  2   60″ Fish Tales Cnyon John Dagon   2016
Jack Crevalle
2
15   18″ Millstone Outflow, Waterford Craig Johnston   2013
Grey Snapper   5 15   25″ Millstone Outflow Nelson Carey   2016
Gray Triggerfish
6
1.5
  19″

Pine Island, Groton Keith Mehmet 2016
Ladyfish
2
8
Millstone Pt., Waterford Arnie Costello 1995
Monkfish
42
0
  40″

Southside of
Fisher’s Island
Craig Weagle 2016
Northern Kingfish  2 10   19.5 Silver Sands State Park Christopher Shea   2016
Roughtail Stingray 53 15   93″ Harkness Memorial State Park Domingo Garcia   2013
Scalloped Hammerhead Shark
235
0
Block Island Sound Richard Bonaccorsi 1992
Smooth Puffer   9  6 25.25″ Sara’s Ledge Wayne Schneider   2016
Spanish Mackerel
6
5
Branford Beacon Michael Audet 2003
Thresher Shark 467
0
Montauk Pt. Mark Hiller
2006
Torpedo Ray
89
8
Misquamicut, R.I.
Chuck Adams 2008
Wahoo
88
0
Fish Tales Mike Matrishon 2005

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