Additional Information:
Angler Recognition Program Application Form media download(PDF 671.4 KB)
  Angler Recognition Program

Award Categories

Follow links to see the rules for each category.


Records by Length

State Catch and Release Records for the catch and live release of the longest fish of a qualifying species from Texas public waters.

Catch and Release Water Body Records for the catch and live release of the longest fish of a qualifying species from a public water body.

Records by Weight

State Records for Public Waters

State Records for Private Waters

Water Body Records (public waters only)

Other Awards

First Fish Award - for the first fish caught by an angler of any age.

Elite Angler Award - a lifetime achievement award for catching five different trophy class fish in the freshwater or saltwater divisions

Big Fish Award - for catching a trophy class fish of a qualifying species.

Outstanding Angler - for a catch that does not meet the requirements of other award categories, but still deserves recognition.


For more information, contact:

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

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