FishMaryland - Submit Your Catch

FishMaryland is Maryland’s recreational fishing award program and is a fun way to explore year-round recreational fishing and enjoy Maryland’s affordable, accessible, diverse, and high-quality fishing opportunities.​
Any angler fishing legally in Maryland may catch and report a trophy-sized fish by landing any of more than 60 eligible species in five categories (Atlantic Coast, Chesapeake Bay, Nontidal, Catch and Release and Invasive) at or above a certain minimum size.

You can submit your catch by following the directions below or learn more about the FishMaryland program.

Here's how to submit your catch

  1. A photo is required in order to qualify for a certificate. 
    • Measure the length of your catch in inches (see illustration) and take a photo of it on the measuring device as shown.

    • Make sure the fish meets the minimum eligibility size for the species you caught.
    • When taking a picture with your cell phone, hold the phone horizontally (landscape), not vertically.
  2. Fill out the registration for your catch (you will be required to email in your photo during the process).
  3. Email your photo to, as instructed on the registration form. 
  4. Once your catch is verified, you will receive an electronic copy of your award certificate via email. Standard mail certificates are also available.​
  5. If you have any further questions on this procedure or status of your certificate, please send an email to
  6. We typically reply to emails within 72 business hours. Please allow more time around holidays.

Use these links to submit your catch


 By participating in FishMaryland, you agree to be mentioned by name in the media (i.e. newspaper, television, radio, internet, etc.) and photographed for use during promotions.

For more information about the FishMaryland award program
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​​Fish Maryland Photos on Flickr

Click on the image above to view some FishMaryland entries.​