The growing number of badges awarded each year is a strong sign of anglers' overall commitment to ensuring the future of our fisheries resource.
Master Angler Awards
The Released badge is presented to anglers who catch and release their first trophy fish of qualifying size, in any one of the 30 eligible species.
Awarded only once, the Bronze badge is presented to anglers who catch their first trophy fish of qualifying size, in any one of the 30 eligible species.
Silver Badge (The Expert)
This badge honors the skill and scope it takes to catch one qualifying fish from five different species. The combination you choose to become an “Expert” is up to you.
Gold Badge (The grand Master)
The right to wear gold is achieved by those who catch a qualifying fish from ten different species. A once-in-a-lifetime award, the Grand Master gold badge salutes the dedication, versatility and level of accomplishment of those who pursue this title.
Platinum Badge (Elite Angler)
The honor to wear Platinum is achieved by those anglers who catch one qualifying fish from fifteen different species of fish. A once-in-a-lifetime award, the Elite Angler platinum badge acknowledges the determination, perseverance and level of accomplishment of those anglers who have reached this prestigious level.
Diamond Badge (Ultimate Angler)
This ‘extreme’ level of achievement and the right to wear “Diamond” is reserved for those anglers who register one qualifying fish in twenty different species. A once-in-a lifetime award, the Diamond level is the most rewarding and esteemed level of accomplishment.
Catch five qualifying fish of any one species to receive their award. (* Badges may not be exactly as shown)
Submit Your Catch
Here's how to apply for your Master Angler Award online.