Note: This item is more than three years old. Please take the publication date into consideration for any date references.
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
Publication — Permission is granted to publish, in whole or in part, any news releases on this page.
Print — A print-friendly version of the news release shows only the release with font sizes set to the browser default.
Plain Text — Plain text versions of TPWD news releases are provided for copying and pasting into editing software.
To copy text into an editing software:
- Click a Plain Text link to display the plain text page in your browser.
- Select all.
- Paste in a document in your editing program.
Permalink — This is a direct link to the news release, omitting the navigation context from the URI.
English/Spanish — News releases posted in both English and Spanish have one of these links.
If you have any suggestions for improving these pages, send an e-mail to email@example.com and mention Plain Text Pages.