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Local fisherman catches 23-inch long trout

By Staff | May 24, 2019

David J. Poe, of Shepherdstown, shows off the biggest catch of his career to-date, a 23-inch long, 4.5 pound trout. Courtesy photo

SHEPHERDSTOWN – David J. Poe, of Shepherdstown, is an avid trout fisherman in Rocky Marsh Stream, which flows into the Potomac River.

The spring, David J. Poe caught a large trout, measuring 23-inch long and weighing 4.5-pounds. According to him, this is the largest trout he has ever caught in the years he has been involved with the sport.

“He shares the many fish he catches and believes that people should show respect for wildlife,” said his son, David B. Poe, of Shepherdstown.

According to his son, David J. Poe has taught his family by his example, to respect the environment and wildlife. He is disappointed by the irresponsible behavior of people who leave trash along the streams.

However, David J. Poe has seen that most fishermen respect the environment and appreciate the stocking of trout, which is provided as a public service by the state of West Virginia. Anyone between the ages of 15 and 65 who would like to fish in West Virginia needs to purchase a license to fish. In return, that person will enjoy countless hours of fun and excellent meals of fresh baked trout once the fishing technique is mastered.