Trophy Fish Award Certificates and Pins

Congratulations on your outstanding catch. Please select the type of fish from the tables below. The link will open a fillable PDF certificate. You can enter the details about your catch and your name, save, and print!  Trophy Fish Pins - To request your trophy fish pin, please email, using the link below, to let us know if it is your 1st trophy fish, your 5th, or your 10th.
Freshwater Fish Criteria and Link to Self-Print Certificate

Common Name

Minimum Weight

Minimum Length

American Eel

3 pounds

35 inches

American Shad

5 pounds

25 inches

Atlantic Salmon

15 pounds

31 inches

Bluegill

12 ounces

10 inches

Bowfin

2 pounds

24 inches

Brook Trout

2 pounds

17 inches

Brown Bullhead

2 pounds

15 inches

Brown Trout

5 pounds

22 inches

Calico Bass (Black Crappie)

2 pounds

15 inches

Common Carp

20 pounds

34 inches

Chain Pickerel

5 pounds

27 inches

Channel Catfish

4 pounds

22 inches

Fallfish

1.5 pounds

14 inches

Kokanee

1.75 pounds

16 inches

Largemouth Bass

6 pounds

22 inches

Northern Pike

10 pounds

35 inches

Pumpkinseed

8 ounces

9 inches

Rainbow Trout

4 pounds

21 inches

Redbreast Sunfish

8 ounces

9 inches

Rock Bass

12 ounces

11 inches

Smallmouth Bass

4 pounds

21 inches

Sunfish Hybrids

12 ounces

10 inches

Tench

4 pounds

18 inches

Tiger Musky (hybrid of Pike and Muskellunge) 12 pounds 40 inches

Tiger Trout

2 pounds

17 inches

Walleye

5 pounds

23 inches

White Catfish

4 pounds

20 inches

White Perch

2 pounds

15 inches

White Sucker

3 pounds

15 inches

Yellow Bullhead

2 pounds

15 inches

Yellow Perch

1 pound

13 inches

Saltwater Species

Common Name

Minimum Weight

Minimum Length

Albacore

30 lbs

40 inches

American Eel

3 lbs

35 inches

Atlantic Bonito

4 lbs

20 inches

Atlantic Cod

20 lbs

40 inches

Atlantic Mackerel

2 lbs

14 inches

Black Sea Bass

4 lbs

20 inches

Blackfish (Tautog)

8 lbs

22 inches

Blue Crab
8 inches 8 inches

Blue Marlin

100 lbs

BLE (99")

Blue Shark

175 lbs

BLE (54")

Bluefin Tuna

400 lbs

60 inches

Bluefish

12 lbs

32 inches

Chub Mackerel    
Clearnose Skate    

Cunner

1.5 lbs

12 inches

Dolphin Fish

45 lbs

48 inches

Grey Triggerfish    

Hickory Shad

1.75 lbs

18 inches

Little Tunny (False Albacore)

5 lbs

24 inches

Mako Shark

175 lbs

BLE (83")

Northern Kingfish    

Oyster Toadfish

1 lb

10 inches

Pollock

15 lbs

34 inches

Sandbar (Brown) Shark

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Scup (Porgy)

2.5 lbs

16 inches

Spanish Mackerel    

Squid

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10" mantle

Striped Bass

35 lbs

45 inches

Striped Sea Robin    

Summer Flounder (Fluke)

6 lbs

25 inches

Swordfish

100 lbs

BLE (47")

Thresher Shark

200 lbs

BLE (54")

Tilefish    

Weakfish

5 lbs

24 inches

White Marlin

80 lbs

BLE (66")

White Perch

1.5 lbs

14 inches

Winter Flounder

2.5 lbs

17 inches

Winter Skate

10 lbs

36 inches

Yellowfin Tuna

150 lbs

60 inches

   

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Please contact the Fisheries Division with any questions. 

Phone: 860-424-FISH (3474)
E-mail: deep.inland.fisheries@ct.gov

Content last updated in January 2022.