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Master Angler Program
Master Angler Program

Fishing app icon CPW Fishing Makes Submissions Easy

Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s new app, CPW Fishing, makes applying for the Master Angler program easier than ever! Our app gives you the ability to check out qualifying lengths and then photograph, map and log details right when you’ve made a qualifying catch. It’s never been faster or easier to earn your Master Angler Award! Learn more a​t CPW Fishing App​​.

Download the CPW Fishing App on Google Play.  ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

The Master Angler Recognition Program is designed to recognize anglers for success in their sport, as well as to promote the conservation of fishery resources and quality trophy sized sport fish. The program offers Master Master Angler logoAngler award certificates based on fish length. (See qualifying lengths on the Apply for Master Angler Status page or within the CPW Fishing App).  

Master Angler Awards

Anglers who catch a qualifying-length fish will receive a Master Angler certificate and patch. Only one patch per angler will be awarded each year. However, anglers who submit more than one entry will receive a certificate for each accepted additional entry.​​

How do I apply?

For detailed rules, qualifying lengths and the application, see the Apply for Master Angler Status page.

Heritage Master Angler Length Awards

The Heritage Master Angler Length Awards are a culmination of the largest fish of each species that was submitted through our Master Angler program since its inception.  

See the Heritage Master Angler Fish Awards Table

Master Angler Records