New Mexico Angler Arrested for Keeping 1,600 Trout

Photo courtesy of the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish

We’ve all heard of anglers getting caught with more fish than the legal limit allows, but what just happened in New Mexico is simply mind boggling.

According to a story by Ross Purnell of, a poacher was found with over 1,600″”yes, you read that correctly””rainbow trout in his Clovis, New Mexico home. In case you’re wondering, that’s over 160 times the legal limit.

Bounchanh Bounsombath was arrested on Monday and his bond is set at $2,500.  He admitted to harvesting the fish from Green Acres Lake and Dennis Chaves Pond.

To check out Purnell’s original story, click here.

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