Live Release Entry Form

The Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament includes awards for catching and releasing eligible species. The Live Release Award is open to both adult and youth anglers.

The fish must be released immediately after measuring for length and must meet the minimum length for that species. An angler must make the catch in Delaware waters or off Delaware’s Atlantic coastline. A witness must verify the actual measurement and immediate release of the fish.

Entrants for the Live Release Awards must follow all the rules of the Tournament, as well as a set of additional rules for the Live Release Awards.

Anglers can use the form below, or complete and mail in a hard-copy form. All entries must be sent in within 30 days of the catch and release.

Please complete all of the fields on the form below. We need all of this information if we are going to give you credit for your catch.

Let’s start with the fish you caught

Please tell what it is, how long it is (in inches), where you caught it, and when. The fish has to have been caught in Delaware waters and during the year for which you are applying for an award. And upload your photo.

Uploading a photo of your fish is not required, but we’d love to see it. If you do, please complete the Photo Release Agreement section, below.

Now, please tell us about yourself

We need to know who you are and how to get in touch with you. If you are age 15 or younger (when you caught the fish) please add your age.

Who is your witness?

Entry forms for live release awards must include both the angler’s information and information about a witness to the actual measurement and live release of the fish.

Photo Release Agreement

By checking the “agreement” box below, and submitting this form, I hereby give my consent for the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Division of Fish and Wildlife to use my photograph and likeness in its publications, including its website. I release them from any expectation of confidentiality for the minor children (under the age of 18) listed here and for myself and attest that I am the parent or legal guardian of the children listed below.

I release all claims against the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Division of Fish and Wildlife with respect to copyright ownership and publication including any claim for compensation related to use of the materials.