Alert

Practice social distancing even when outdoors.

Please follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Check the status of the location you're planning to fish.

Some fishing access points are closed. As always, a valid fishing license is required and you must follow Texas fishing regulations, which can be found in the Outdoor Annual.

See list of temporary closures and operations adjustments.

Additional Information
Angler Recognition Program Application Form media download(PDF 587.4 KB)
 

Angler Recognition Program Fish Records and Awards

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department recognizes fishing excellence through its Angler Recognition Program. The program maintains state record lists for public and private waters and water body records for all public lakes, rivers, and bays. Junior Anglers (under 17 years of age) compete in a separate division. The program also issues certificates for other types of angler achievements.

Use the links on this page to search current records, review the types of awards available and learn how to submit your catch.

Special Notice: Due to COVID-19, certificate processing is on hold. All submittals will still be accepted regardless of the deadline.


Catch of the Month

Catch of the Month Photo

For more information, contact:

Ron Smith–Inland Fisheries • (512) 389-8302 • anglers@tpwd.texas.gov
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department • 4200 Smith School Road • Austin, Texas 78744