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Angler Achievement Awards Program: 2023 Recap

The Angler Achievement Awards Program recognizes anglers that catch large fish in New York. Before it was revamped earlier this year, it was made up of the following three categories – Annual Award (kept fish), Catch and Release and State Record. Of the almost 150 entries submitted in 2023, 88% were entered in the Catch and Release Category. Largemouth bass and smallmouth bass were the most popular species by far, making up 70% of the entries. And for the first time since 2019, no state record fish were established.

To read more about the 2023 catches, our newly structured program, as well as current state records, visit the Angler Achievement Awards webpage.

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