WVDNR creates 5 new state fishing record categories

WVDNR creates 5 new state fishing record categories
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(Courtesy: West Virginia Division of Natural Resources)

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WBOY) — Want to have a West Virginia fishing record? There are now five new species records recognized by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR).

According to DNR 2024 Fishing Regulations Summary, there are now 41 different species of fish that have official state records for length and weight.


But just because the records are new does not mean that any fish will be added to the record book. According to the fishing regulations, to be considered for the first record of a new species, length requirements must be met.

The new additions in 2024 and the minimum length for a record are:

  • Black crappie – 16 inches
  • Redbreast sunfish – 9 inches
  • Redear sunfish – 12 inches
  • Pumpkinseed sunfish – 10 inches
  • Redhorse suckers – 24 inches

For a fish to be considered for a…

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