Meet the Anglers from 2021 who are Breaking the Records

Explore the biggest catches of this year and years past, and see how you can enter to be featured here.
Hover over the picture to see the size and length of the fish, and where it was caught!

Catch and keep category

Channel catfish, Kenny Won (swap pic)

11 lbs. 1.76 oz. 30 in., Riparian Park
Kenny Won, 7/18/2021

Redear sunfish, Thomas Farchione

6 lbs. 4.8 oz, 17 in., Lake Havasu
Thomas Farchione, 5/4/2021

Catch and Release Category

Redear Sunfish
13 in., Peña Blanca Lake
Colin Parish, 6/19/2021

Striped Bass
34 in., Lake Pleasant
Eric Martinez Jr., 4/11/2021

34 in., Salt River
Michael Huffman, 3/23/2021

Rainbow Trout
30 in., Silver Creek
Michael R. Sims, 1/28/2021

Smallmouth Buffalo
35 in., Saguaro Lake
Tristen McGee, 2/20/2021

Gila Trout
16 in., Green Valley Park
Zachary Young, 11/14/2021

* New State Record
** Based on length only and rounded down to nearest inch. New entries must exceed existing entry by at least 1 inch

Arizona Fish Entry Form with Rules [PDF] (page 44 of the 2014 Fishing Regulations)
Arizona Fish Weighing Scale Locations [PDF] (page 45 of the 2014 Fishing Regulations)

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