DWR announces changes to state fishing records

Anyone who goes fishing knows how thrilling it is to catch a fish, especially if it is a large, potentially record-breaking one. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is making several changes to the state’s fishing records in 2020, including adding several new record categories for cutthroat trout, said DWR spokesperson Faith Jolley in an email.

Jolley noted the DWR began tracking records for harvested fish in the early 1900s. The record fish program has since been expanded to include catch-and-release records and records for fish caught using alternate tackle, like spearfishing, archery and setline. There are currently 33 catch-and-keep angling records, 34 catch-and-release records, 21 spearfishing records, six setline records, and three archery records in Utah.

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