Personal issue of mine I am attempting to collect stats for. Quick background...many lakes are currently be stocked with genetically manipulated rainbow trout. They are triploids....in the egg stage they are treated, generally with heat but there are other ways, so that they end up with 3 sets of chromosomes instead of the natural 2 sets. This gives them the advantage of never developing gonads thus allowing everything they eat to be put on as flesh....they waste no energy in reproduction which normally takes well over half of the energy ingested by natural rainbows. Thus they pack on weight in an extremely fast, very unnatural manner giving rise to their enormous girths with small heads and tails. I personal feel it is an affront to the historical and current allure of rainbow trout to let this manipulated fish to be considered for traditional rainbow records.....if they want, let the IGFA develop a separate category for them.....much as has been done with tiger musky. Please vote.
PS: A new WR for rainbows was recently submitted at over 43lbs which is a triploid from a Lake Diffenbacher in Saskatchewan