Until now, fly fishing anglers have been catching and releasing their trophy fish but were never recognized for their catch. The Fly Fishing Records Registry will collect and publish stats and photos of all listed species that meet the minimum standards of size.
How the Registry Works
For a complete list of rules for submissions visit the website www.ontarioflyfishingrecords.ca. It's important to use to ensure the health of any fish caught -- please be sure that you keep this in mind when recording the weight, measurements and photography of your catch before releasing it.
How to Record Your Trophy Fish
Here are a couple tips to help you when recording your catch:
- Try to take the photo of the fish the same distance as the length of the fish i.e. if the fish is 30 in long, take the photo 30 in away.
- Minimize time out of the water. Use a net with deep sides and keep fish in the net for many photos.
- If you hold the fish, minimize the time as much as possible to avoid unnecessary injury.
How to Safely Measure a Fish:
How to Submit Your Catch
Submit the information using the online form, or download an entry form. After you've submitted your form, you'll receive a certificate by email recognizing your catch.
At the end of the year, the largest fish from each category will be published on the Ontario Fly Fishing Records Registry website. The winning angler will receive a special certificate in the mail that recognizes their winning catch & release of the largest fish in that species category.
Remember to Pack These Items to Record Your Catch
- A digital camera to take the photo of your trophy
- A measuring tape (cloth or plastic)
- A log book to record the measurements and weight. You can calculate fish weight at the Fish Weight Calculator