TOPEKA (KSNT) – Think you caught a new state record fish in Kansas? You’ll need to follow a few steps before you start celebrating your catch.
KSNT 27 News spoke with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) Fisheries Division Assistant Director John Reinke about the process you’ll need to go through to find out if you’ve caught a new state record in Kansas. There are currently 36 state records for Kansas.
Reinke said the first step to figuring out if you’ve caught a new state record is to check up with existing state records which can be found on the KDWP’s website or in the KDWP’s fishing regulations booklet which can be found anywhere fishing licenses are sold. Next, find a certified scale to weigh your catch.
Weighing fish is a tricky part of the process for a few reasons, according to Reinke.
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