The Maryland Department of Natural Resources maintains state records for sport fish and awards a plaque to anglers whose catch exceeds the current state record or establishes a new species category. Positive identification of the species of fish is mandatory for consideration of state record applications. The catch must be inspected in person by a fisheries biologist from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Immerse the fish in ice water until it can be weighed in order to preserve the weight.
Call 443-569-1381 or 410-260-8325 to report a potential state record catch. You must submit a state record application within two weeks of the date that you caught the fish.
Click here for the State Record Application.
580 Taylor Ave, Annapolis MD 21401