Trout Unlimited: On the Rise TV Show Guest Lands Probable World-Record Trout

Date: 
Mon, 05/10/2010

Trout Unlimited: On the Rise TV Show Guest Lands Probable World-Record Trout

New Berlin, Wis. – May 10, 2010 – It’s a fish story about the one that didn’t get away, and you can see it this week on Trout Unlimited: On the Rise, airing exclusively on Sportsman Channel. During filming of the episode earlier this year on Nevada’s Pyramid Lake, guest fly fisherman Rob Anderson of the Reno Fly Shop landed a probable world-record cutthroat trout. Fishing alongside On the Rise host Frank Smethurst, Anderson, using 12-pound test tippet, netted a Lahontan cutthroat that measured 11 pounds, 8 ounces on a handheld scale—almost a half-pound heavier than the current fly-caught, 12-pound class record of 11 pounds, 1 ounce. That fish was landed by Marvin Green on Pyramid Lake two years ago.

The scale was not certified by the International Game and Fish Association, so Green will hold on to his record for the time being. “We pride ourselves on the top-notch fishing content of On the Rise, and let me tell you, this is one magnificent fish,” said Erin Mooney, Trout Unlimited’s national press secretary. “But we have no regrets about the unofficial nature of the catch. On the Rise is about showcasing the hard work done by TU staffers and volunteers all over the country, and fish like this one validate the efforts of everybody who works to protect wild and native fish.”

The Pyramid Lake episode of On the Rise airs this week on Sportsman Channel at the following times:  Tuesday at 11 p.m., Wednesday at 12:30 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m., Saturday at 10 a.m. and Sunday at 2:30 a.m. ET.

On the Rise is hosted by Colorado fishing guide Frank Smethurst, who travels across the country reaping the rewards of Trout Unlimited’s (TU) hard work and shines a spotlight on the critical issues facing America’s trout and salmon. From casting streamers for salmon in Bristol Bay, Alaska, to fishing for wild brook trout in Long Island, N.Y., Smethurst and his arsenal of fly rods leave no stone unturned in the quest for wild trout and the people who work to protect them.

About Sportsman Channel: Launched in 2003, Sportsman Channel is the only television and digital media company fully devoted to the more than 82 million sportsmen in the United States, delivering entertaining and educational programming focused exclusively on hunting, shooting and fishing activities.  Sportsman Channel is now available in HD, check with your local cable or satellite provider. Acquired by InterMedia Outdoors Holdings in 2006, Sportsman Channel reaches more than 25 million U.S. television households and is a part of the nation's largest multimedia company targeted exclusively to serving the information and entertainment needs of outdoors enthusiasts. Visit www.thesportsmanchannel.com, follow on Twitter, @SPORTSMANchnl (www.twitter.com/SPORTSMANchnl), become a Fan on Facebook, www.facebook.com/sportsmanchannel and download Sportsman App at www.itunes.com/appstore 

Contact: Michelle Scheuermann, Sportsman Channel, 262-432-9100 x111, mscheuermann@thesportsmanchannel.com

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