The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has certified Dan Germain from Forestport, Oneida County, is the new holder of the state record for brook trout.

Germain reeled in the record-breaking fish on June 15 while fishing at South Lake in Herkimer County in the southwest corner of the Adirondack Park.

The new record brook trout, caught on a Lake Clear Wabbler and worm, measured 22 inches and weighed in at 5 pounds, 8 ounces, surpassing the previous state record set in 2009 by 3.5 ounces.

Germain submitted details of his winning fish as part of DEC’s Angler Achievement Awards Program.

Information about the Angler Achievement Awards Program, including past winners and a downloadable application form, can be found at http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7727.html. For more information, contact (518) 402-8891 or email fwfish@gw.dec.state.ny.us.