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New Program Aims to Make Record Fish Easier to Weigh
ATHENS—Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Angler Recognition Program is building a statewide network of Official Weigh Stations that have certified scales and are willing to weigh angler’s catches in their local service areas. The new initiative is designed to make it easier for Texas anglers to find certified scales and submit their record catches.
Official Weigh Stations will receive official signage, application forms and a listing on the TPWD Angler Recognition Program website. The initiative is voluntary, and there is no fee or contract.
Businesses wishing to become an Official Weigh Station partner can sign up online at https://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fish/programs/fishrecords/weighstation_form.phtml.
In December 2012, the Official Weigh Station system will replace the current method of listing certified scales with an automated system that is updated monthly. If your scale is currently listed on the TPWD website, you will need to sign up in order to continue to be listed.
On the Net:
- To submit your catch for a record: http://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fish/programs/fishrecords
- To sign up to become an Official Weigh Station: https://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fish/programs/fishrecords/weighstation_form.phtml
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