Additional Information
Angler Recognition Program Application Form media download(PDF 553.3 KB)

Fish Records and Awards

Angler Recognition ProgramTexas Parks and Wildlife Department recognizes fishing excellence through the 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 issues certificates for several types of angler achievements.

The State Record Other Methods award category was replaced by a State Record All-Tackle award category (largest fish by species caught by any legal means). No previous records for the State Record Other Methods category will be revoked. However, the listing for State Records Other Methods category will no longer be displayed

Search Current Records - search current state and water body records

Elite Anglers - see a list of saltwater and freshwater elite anglers

Award Categories - a complete list of award categories

Submission Rules and Guidelines for:

Submit Your Catch - instructions on how to submit your catch

Catch of the Month - interesting photos submitted by anglers around the state

For more information, contact:

Angler Recognition Program • (903) 670-2275 • (903) 676-2277 • 5550 FM 2495 • Athens, Texas 75752