Master Anglers Certification

The Master Angler is a designation awarded to all entries that have established or exceeded the minimum catch and immediate release of a designated species of fish. It is truly one of the highest designations for any fisherman or woman. Recognition certificates are awarded to anglers successfully entering the required information through our certification portal.


What You’ll Need to Apply for a Certification

  • Fish Species
  • Length
  • A horizontal measurement photo of the entire length of the fish against a ruler, measuring tape or bump board. An action photo is optional.
  • The date your fish was caught. (must be the current year to qualify)
  • The body of water in which it was caught.
  • Your name and mailing address.

Trophy Requirements for the Master Anglers of North America

Arctic Char  51 cm (20 in) 
Arctic Grayling  46 cm (18 in) 
Brook Trout  51 cm (20 in) 
Brown Trout 69 cm (27 in) 
Burbot 76 cm (30 in)
Lake Trout  89 cm (35 in) 
Lake Whitefish 56 cm (22 in) 
Largemouth Bass 56 cm (22 in)
Muskellunge  117 cm (46 in) 
Northern Pike  104 cm (41in)
Rainbow Trout  61 cm (24 in)
Smallmouth Bass 53 cm (21 in)
Walleye 76 cm (30 in)
Yellow Perch  33 cm (13 in) 
White Bass 43 cm (17 in)

The Master Angler Award

Become a Master Angler


Featured Master Anglers

Justin Yax

“Beautiful Deschutes steelhead on a black articulated leech fly”

Tricia Benner and her fish

Tricia Benner

“Trophy Rainbow, No. Cal”

Mike Fowler and his fish

George Jaynes

“43in beauty”