Vermont Fish Records

Everything you need to know about Vermont Record Fish.

How do I enter a state record fish?

  • Check the All Time Records database to see how your fish measures up to the largest recorded fish.
  • Caught and released fish are not eligible for State Record consideration. Fish must be harvested in order to be weighed on a certified scale and kept for inspection by a department Fisheries Biologist.
  • Fill out a Vermont State Record Fish Entry Form, available at Fish & Wildlife offices statewide and from state Game Wardens or download a copy from our website.

Entry Rules

  • Fish must be weighed on state inspected scales having a minimum graduation of 1 ounce, or the decimal equivalent.
  • Length and girth measurements and a photo of the fish are required.
  • The body of water where the fish was caught must be listed.
  • A department fisheries biologist must inspect the fish.
  • The fish must be fresh or frozen when inspected. Mounted fish will not do.
  • Entry forms and photo must be submitted within six months of the capture date.

Listed below are the Fish Species Eligible for the State Record Fish Program:

SpeciesCurrent State Record
6 Pounds, 4 Ounces
10 Pounds, 4 Ounces
2 Pounds, 0 Ounces
6 Pounds, 13 Ounces
1 Pounds, 15.7 Ounces
14 Pounds, 8 Ounces
12 Pounds, 1.5 Ounces
3 Pounds, 6 Ounces
8 Pounds, 13 Ounces
33 Pounds, 4 Ounces
44 Pounds, 6.8 Ounces
35 Pounds, 14.7 Ounces
2 Pounds, 4 Ounces
3 Pounds, 8.5 Ounces
3 Pounds, 1 Ounces
25 Pounds, 8.6 Ounces
18 Pounds, 12 Ounces
17 Pounds, 13.6 Ounces
38 Pounds, 3.5 Ounces
30 Pounds, 8 Ounces
2 Pounds, 9.3 Ounces
2 Pounds, 6.4 Ounces
6 Pounds, 4 Ounces
8 Pounds, 7 Ounces
1 Pounds, 4 Ounces
12 Pounds, 10.4 Ounces
0 Pounds, 12 Ounces
10 Pounds, 13 Ounces
10 Pounds, 3.5 Ounces
6 Pounds, 5.4 Ounces
5 Pounds, 12 Ounces
22 Pounds, 2.5 Ounces
35 Pounds, 3.2 Ounces
13 Pounds, 12 Ounces
14 Pounds, 8.8 Ounces
9 Pounds, 7 Ounces

How does your catch measure up to those of others?

To search by waterbody, species or year, select from one or more of the choices below and click on the "Search" button.
You may enter partial information for Lake or Stream; example: for Lake Champlain, you may simply enter champ.