Fish On Challenge

The NYSCDEA is sponsoring a fishing challenge to all anglers out there.


Smallmouth Bass

Largemouth Bass

Northern Pike

Trout Special

Comradery Catch (friendship & family)

Jokers Wild (Unique Fish)

Official Rules and Regulations
Participation Fee is $10.00 per person and each participant will receive a pocket tape measure with the NYSCDEA logo on it. Registration is available for NYSCDEA members only and is between March 1, 2024 – February 28, 2025.

Register for the Fish On Challenge at:

2024 Registration Form need to be registered prior to submittal of any fish. All entries need to be submitted between March 1, 2024 – February 28, 2025.

There are six categories and prizes in each!

General Rules:
- You are not eligible to enter a fish if you caught it while fishing in a tournament.
- Entries are limited to those caught from NY waters only (including boundary waters).
- Entries will be scored based on length except for the Comradery Catch and Jokers Wild categories, which will be judged by NYSCDEA.

Winners of all categories will be announced at the 2025 WQS Banquet.

For each entry, the participant is required to submit the following information through Google Forms or in an email to [email protected]:

1. Name
2. Date caught
3. Location (waterbody) …don’t give up your secret spot, so saying farm pond is OK!
4. Species
5. Length
6. Picture of fish with any tape measure or you in it.
7. If entering the Jokers Wild category you must include why the fish is unique and why it should win the category.

This is for fun only, so be honest and fair! If you have any questions, comments or if you are interested in registering, contact Katie WhitKovits at: [email protected].