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Records by Weight
Records by Weight

​​​ Channel Catfish Held by CPW Employee​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

This is Colorado's original fishing record program. Fish records are tracked by weight in 49 different species categories. Potential record holders must have a valid Colorado fishing license, or be under the age of 18. The catch must be made in Colorado in compliance with all state fishing rules and regulations. The fish in question must be weighed on a state-certified scale (lbs and oz), and there must be either a weight receipt or picture of the fish on the scale with the weight visible signed by a person who witnessed the weighing. State-certified scales are available at the four Colorado Parks and Wildlife regional offices.  

The fish may not be frozen, gutted, or altered in any way. It must be examined, identified and the application signed by a CPW employee before an application is submitted. The employee must fill out and return the application form (PDF), a picture of the fish on the scale showing the weight, weight receipt of fish when possible, and a picture of the fish on a length-measuring device to the Assistant Chief of Hatcheries in Denver.

Applications can be sent to:

Record Fish Program
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Attention: Assistant Chief of Hatcheries
6060 Broadway, Denver CO 80216​​