Welcome to the Bowfishing Association of America record submission page. Here you’ll find the rules and tips for your submission as well as the form you need to use to submit your entry. FORM HAS ALL REQUIREMENTS NEEDED.
Please read carefully as missing information will be denied.
Submit Your Record Form
Submit Your Record
We suggest you contact your local Co-Op, Butcher Shop 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. Picture of Certified scale sticker is required.
Make sure to take as many photos as you can, especially of the current certification sticker. A video uploaded to YouTube is preferred.
Photos should be: (1) CLEAN, well recognizable picture of fish & bowfisherman holding fish. (Larger fish to be displayed the best way possible to clearly & visibility see fish and record shooter)
(2) Complete Side Profile of entire fish
(3) Complete whole fish on scale with weight showing. Note: Buffalo, Suckers & Quillback species must have additional pictures showing full mouth closed, along with up close shots of head just past gill plate. Out of focus or fish cut off other than fish longer than 40” or longer will be rejected. These records are posted publicly and need to be submitted in the highest quality possible. CROP YOUR PHOTOS IF USING SCREENSHOT OPTION FOR FORM SUBMISSIONS.
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.
For video submissions, Please UPLOAD to and send us the link using the form on this page.
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.