Adam Konrad of Saskatoon caught the monster trout in Lake Diefenbaker, located in the province’s southwest. The record-breaker weighed in at whooping 43.6 pounds, with a length of 38.75 inches and a girth measurement of 34 inches. The previous world record weighed 43.2 pounds and was caught in Alaska in 1970.
Adam Konrad and his twin brother Sean have made past news headlines, breaking the provincial rainbow trout record three times last July with catches weighing 28.39, 30.0, and 33.3 pounds. By fall, the brothers smashed their own record with a 34.5-pound lunker. In the past two fishing seasons, the Konrads have reportedly caught and released back into Lake Diefenbaker more than 200 rainbow trout exceeding 20 pounds and at least a dozen more weighing over 30 pounds.