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Fish Nerds End Their Quest By Breaking A Record!

by Christian Mower on September 26, 2014

Giant State Record Catfish is the Last Fish of an Epic New Hampshire Angling Quest
It took three years, but two fishermen have finished their one year quest to catch and eat every species of freshwater fish in New Hampshire and they did it with a recordbreaking trophy. Dave Kellam from Exeter and Clay Groves from Conway, known as the Fish Nerds, caught a massive 12.3 pound channel catfish in the Connecticut River; besting the previous record by a little more than four ounces.

“I kissed that fish hard when we got it out of the water” confessed Clay. “I don’t think I have ever been happier to see a fish in my life.”

It was a fitting end to a quest that targeted 48 species of Granite State fish and included bloodsucking lampreys, venomous catfish, giant minnows and iconic trout. All fish were legally caught and most were captured using a hook and line. The two men created their own recipes, often using alliteration as their guide with such culinary gems as pickled pickerel, falafel fallfish and madtom mousse. Their final meal of the quest was a charbroiled channel catfish with
champagne.

“We are the only ones to have caught and eaten this many fish species in New Hampshire,” noted Dave. “It was a great adventure that gave us great memories and some indigestion.” NH Fish and Game Fisheries Biologist Gabe Gries thinks that more channel catfish stories are on the way. “In my opinion, the channel catfish record will continue to be broken in the NH section of the Connecticut River in coming years as anglers become more aware of the opportunities that exist there for this species. Anglers should be aware that these fish are not native to NH and that it is illegal and unwise to transfer them to other water bodies. “ The Fish Nerds are now looking for a new quest to challenge their fishing prowess. They are accepting suggestions posted to their Facebook page or submitted to their Fish Nerds hotline at 607-378-FISH.

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Baldwin Maine Car Accident Sends Two to Hospital

by Christian Mower on September 26, 2014

Baldwin Maine – Two people are in the hospital as a result of a car accident in Baldwin Maine involving a dump truck. At 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon 69-year-old George Curit, of Brownfield, was driving west on route 113 by Municipal Way with his wife Sharon when he crossed the centerline. His Dodge Grand Caravan crashed into a Mack dump truck being driven by 45-year-old Jeffery Sterling, of Porter Maine. The impact caused the mini van to fly off the south side of the road. The Driver of the Mini-van sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries, Both he and his wife were both transported by Standish Rescue to Maine Medical Center. The area around the crash was down to just one lane as the accident was being recreated during yesterday afternoon. The investigation is still ongoing by the Cumberland County Reconstruction team and the Maine State Police Commercial Unit. No criminal charges have been filed at this time. The dump truck was owned by P.Y. Estes & Son of Baldwin.

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Bridgton Pharmacy Suspected Robber Indicted

by Christian Mower on September 26, 2014

BRIDGTON, Maine (AP) —  A Gardiner man has been charged with robbing a Bridgton pharmacy last year. Robert Richard was taken into custody Thursday on a warrant issued after he was indicted Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Portland on a charge of interference with commerce by robbery. The 26-year-old Richard pleaded not guilty in a court appearance before Magistrate Judge John Rich III. The defendant was ordered detained while the case is pending. Authorities say Richard held up a Rite Aid store in Bridgton on Nov. 28. The indictment says Richard threatened violence to an employee before making off with prescription painkillers. Richard faces up to 20 years in federal prison if convicted.

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Maize Opens This Weekend!

by Chris on September 26, 2014

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Yes, it’s that time again! Time to get completely lost in the North Country’s #1 Fall family attractionThe MAiZE at Sherman Farm. The  MAiZE at Sherman Farm is opens this weekend through Sunday, October 26. In their eighth season, the Sherman Family invites you to come celebrate 50 Years of Farming…12 acres of twists and turns with many special events throughout the season and proceeds benefitting Jen’s Friends Cancer Foundation and the Dempsey Center.

What else can you do on the farm? Plan the entire day! There’s the Moo Express cow train, Corn Cannons, Hayrides to the Pumpkin Patch to pick your own pumpkins and gourds, a corn box (like a sandbox but filled with corn kernels), a picnic area,  Al’s Animal Farm, a Kiddie Playground, a Jumping Pillow the Grain Train, and some of the best Fall comfort around in their concession area with the ‘ own farm raised hamburgers, hot dogs, pulled-pork sandwiches, apple cider donuts and kettle corn.

Maze 2014-smallAnd don’t forget Halloween is just around corner…a perfect time for the MAiZE Massacre! The MAiZE Massacre, presented by Conway Oral Health Care, Sherman Farms haunted maze is open on Friday and Saturday nights from October 3-November 1, 7pm-9pm, for ages 10 and above. For those who dare, can you find your way out before “Farmer Grimshaw” and the other murdered souls find you?!?

 

The MAiZE at Sherman Farm is open Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-5pm September 27-October 13, including Columbus Day, and then 10am-4pm October 18-October 26. For more information on The MAiZE at Sherman Farm visit www.shermanfarmmh.com, call (603)455-5475, or visit them on location at 2679 East Conway Rd., Center Conway, NH.

Since it’s inception in 2007, 93.5 WMWV, along with it’s sister-station WVMJ Magic 104, are  proud to be a Presenting Sponsors of the MAiZE at Sherman Farm.

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Loon Echo Land Trust 14th Annual Trek Huge Success

by Christian Mower September 24, 2014 Front Page News

The Loon Echo Land Trust’s 14th Annual Trek was a Huge Success Saturday. 303 enthusiastic cyclists and hikers enjoyed scenic views as they participated in the 14th annual Loon Echo Trek at Shawnee Peak Ski Area in Bridgton to benefit Loon Echo Land Trust. Two hundred twenty-one people cycled in the Trek choosing between the […]

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ATV Crash In Thornton

by Christian Mower September 24, 2014 Front Page News

There was an ATV accident in Thornton last night resulting in the loss of a young man. At 6:30 PM the NH State Police, Troop F, Thornton Police Department and NH Fish and Game responded to a four wheeled OHRV collision on Waterthorn Road in Thornton. 33-year-old Justin Atwood, of Thornton had skidded off the […]

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