State all-tackle records for the heaviest fishes caught in Florida waters, or in federal waters extending directly outward of Florida state line boundaries, are maintained for 77 marine species in conventional tackle and fly-fishing categories. Catches must follow program rules and fishing regulations.
The angler’s signature on a completed application form must be witnessed by a notary. Species that pose a problem of identity require determination by a qualified fisheries biologist. Photographs of the angler with their catch are required.
Catches must be made according to International Game Fish Association (IGFA) International Angling Rules and World Record Requirements, found at www.igfa.org, with the following exemptions:
- Line or tippet samples are not required
- There are no maximum line class limitations
Record recipients receive a certificate, decal and custom ink fish print courtesy of Fish Print Shop.