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Test Fisheries Form
This is a test for fisheries form.
Big Fish Submit
Use this form for all Arizona State Records, or Statewide, including Catch-and-Release entries.
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The Catch-and-Release State Record Program requires only an accurate, total length measurement, and a photograph. This record program is designed to minimize fish stress and maximize fish survival.
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Type of record
Statewide fish of the year
Was the fish keep or release?
Rule requirements for reporting are listed at the bottom of the page
Species (common name or scientific name)
Date the fish was caught
Certified weight in lbs and ounces (Rule #1) *Not required for catch and release
Total length in inches (Rule #2)
Location of catch (Rule #3)
Type of lure or bait
Species identified by: (Rule #4)
Fishing license number (Rule #5)
Scale location *Not required for catch-and-release
Registered scale number *Not required for catch-and-release
Scale registration date or certification date *Not required for catch-and-release
Upload a photo of your fish
Witnesses to the weight (except catch-and-release)
We, the undersigned, witnessed the weighing of the fish described above and attest the weight and length as listed (Rules #1, 2 and 6)
Requirements for Reporting
Fish must be weighed on a certified fair trade scale in pounds. Scale location, register number and expiration date of scale certification must be recorded on entry form. Fish should be weighed whole and ungutted. The Department reserves the right to cut open any fish after weighing. (Rule #1 not required for catch-and-release entries).
Length of the fish must be measured by a straight line from the tip of the snout to the tip of the compressed tail in inches.
Fish must be caught in Arizona waters including the Colorado River where it borders Mexico, California and Nevada, and all of Lake Powell. Fish must be taken during the legal open season and by the legal method of take for the water where taken. Any illegal act associated with taking or handling of the fish will disqualify the record.
Identification of species must be verified by a member of the Arizona Game and Fish Department. A photograph of the fish is required for the record file and for identification purposes.
Angler must provide a valid Fishing License number. A photo copy of the current valid license, or verification by a member of the Arizona Game and Fish Department, is required.
If the weights and measurements are not witnessed by the Department personnel, two witnesses must be present at the time the fish is weighed and measured (except catch-and-release entries).
The Arizona Game and Fish Department reserves the right to further check identification and/or verification of witnesses and to refuse an application that is questionable.
Fish taken from private waters that are closed to public access are not eligible for Record or Fish-of-the-Year.
Eligible fish species for both State record and Fish-of-the-Year entries are those sportfish listed under the current State records. Illegally released fish species from pet and aquarium trades are not eligible for a State record or Fish-of-the-Year.
In the event of any dispute regarding the authenticity of the fish record application, the fish must be made available for inspection by Arizona Game and Fish Department personnel. The determination made by Department personnel shall be conclusive.
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