(Concord, NH) - The New Hampshire Fish & Game Department has completed the work of stocking remote ponds across the state, giving anglers the chance to catch the big ones in a true wilderness setting.

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Using a helicopter, Fish & Game officials are able to stock trout ponds that are not easily accessible by land vehicles.

50 ponds, from the Sunapee Region to Pittsburg, were stocked with brook trout fingerlings from the Fish & Game operated fisheries.

Officials say the fish that were stocked in these ponds last spring should be 5 to 6 inches, while 2 year olds should be 12 inches or more.

Some of the ponds stocked may be restricted to fly-fishing only.

You can check the status on the Fish & Game website.