Angler Recognition Program

Certify your Fish

How to Properly Measure a Fish

Tip of snout with mouth closed to tip of tail (excluding filaments). Tail should be pinched.

How to measure a fish Illustration, showing red boxed to indicate total length from tip of nose to tip of tail pinched to a point

The Angler Recognition Program applies only to public waters, to include SCDNR Public Fishing Lakes.

All freshwater fish species in the state of South Carolina are measured using total length.

Angler Drew Rankin with Brown TroutBy weight

By length

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