Please include the following information in the email:
Species of fish harvested – No Hybrids!
Length (if possible)
State Harvested – Must be from Public Waters!
Pictures of whole fish ON the certified scale, preferably video if you can provide it.
Please UPLOAD videos to and send us the link. Please do not email the video file.
If using the Klau scale (see additional Weighing Instructions), please find a stable place to hang the scale and the fish, rather than holding up both.
A photo of the person holding the fish is mandatory. This will be used on our website and social media pages. Records will not be certified if this picture is not submitted!
Must submit one photo of the fish laying flat on the ground with all fins spread out (especially dorsal and tail fins) showing.
If submitting a REDHORSE, CARPSUCKER or BUFFALO please submit a picture of the closed mouth clearly showing the lips UP CLOSE.
Please allow 1-2 weeks to process.
We suggest you contact your local Co-Op or DNR to weigh your fish. Weighing Must Take Place on a Certified Scale. Put your fish on water and take it to get weighed. Just make sure to tell them Thanks! They are not required to do this service.
Make sure to take as many photos as you can, especially of the current certification sticker. Video is preferred. Please make sure the scale is zero’d out/tared if you’re using a container, rope, or anything else to help weigh the fish.
We will accept fished weighed on the Klau Industrial Digital Hanging Scale. (300 kg / 600 lb model SF-918) that you can purchase from Amazon.com. You will need to also purchase a CAP Barbell 2-Inch Olympic 2.5 LB Grip Plate from Amazon.com as well.
You will need to zero out the scale with the S hook on the scale. Next, weigh the 2.5 LB plate so we can see the weight. The weight is cast and may not register exactly 2.5 lbs. (2.4-2.6 lbs is typical) Now, remove the 2.5 lb weight and weigh your fish. This must all be recorded. Hang the scale from a stable location and then add the fish to the scale. Do not hold the fish and the scale. Please UPLOAD to and send us the link.
We also have access to the NTEP Intelligent Intell-Weigh APM-60 Bench shipping Scale and a stainless steel 1 lb calibration weight with the NIST Traceable certificate that we can use to help certify your club scales. Please contact Jeff Neiball about this service.