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From the Archives: Les Anderson's World Record King Salmon

...original news report published by the Peninsula Clarion on Les Anderson's world record king salmon caught May 17, 1985...1985 edition. Anderson catches 'whopper' his way Les Anderson normally doesn't savor a fish that's been dead three...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/explore-the-kenai/information/2012-03-15/from-the-ar
Information
Statue defaced, to be replaced

Damage to the vandalized Les Anderson statue is so extensive it will...had been ripped from the grasp of Les Anderson, taking with it the long thin...from the 29th anniversary of when Les Anderson originally caught the record breaking...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-05-18-8
News
Safety Day & Les Anderson community BBQ a perfect match

...safe at the annual Safety Day and Les Anderson BBQ. They said the day was as warm and bright as Les Anderson?s smile as an estimated crowd...hot dogs at Soldotna Creek Park. Les Anderson will forever be remembered for catching...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/053007/dispatch_0530dis001.shtml
dispatch
Mother Nature shines on Soldotna's 55th Progress Days

...chain saws hummed during the annual Sawfest chainsaw carving exhibition. The demonstration included a remake of the Les Anderson and his world record king salmon carving by Scott Hansen that was vandalized and ruined earlier this year. "Out of...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/dispatch/2014-08-04/mother-nature-shines-on-soldotna
Dispatch

...issues and help everyone to make informed decisions. We are looking forward to spectacular summer our fish bench and Les Anderson carving is getting a makeover and we hope to see everyone at the visitor's center this summer," said Glaves.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/dispatch/2014-05-19-0
Dispatch
Moose River Hustle results posted

...Malcom Rooper 46:03, 55. Donna Peterson 46:04, 56. Anna LaRoche 48:28, 57. Yvonne Oren 48:28, 58. Les Anderson 51:13, 59. Evelyn Reichert 53:34, 60. Katie Reichert 53:35, 61. Elora Reichert 54:56, 62. Ken Reichert...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2014-05-11/moose-river-hustle-results-posted
Sports
Basic fish management principles ignored

...short-term profits only to see another fish stock run aground. Kenai River king salmon are the largest salmon in the world - Les Anderson's iconic 97.3 pound world record fish was recently inducted into the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame. Boasting eight...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2013-04-24/basic-fish-management-principles-
Opinion
Part 1: Running in cycles

...since the world record for a sport-caught king - a 97-pound, 4-ounce fish - was landed in May 1985 by the late Les Anderson, the king fishery on the Kenai River has exploded in both popularity and controversy. However, just as the Dena'ina...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-11-01/part-1-running-in-cycles
News | Conserving the Kenai King
Pioneer Potluck: About fishing in Alaska

...and pike. It seems everything is big in Alaska, the mountains, the bears, the snowstorms and of course the fish. Les Anderson caught the world record King Salmon on the Kenai River in 1985. It weighed a whopping 97.3 pounds. Now that's...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/food/2013-08-20-2
Food
Changes on the Kenai

...had to be both skillful and foolhardy.On May 17, 1985, in the midst of all the other craziness, Soldotna resident Les Anderson caught a 97 ΒΌ-pound king salmon, a new all-tackle world record in the IGFA book. The big fish put Soldotna on...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-08-08/changes-on-the-kenai
News

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