Only species listed and meeting minimum weight requirements will qualify for a patch and certificate. Only one application may be made for each species in a lifetime. Anglers receive a patch for the first whopper of a species, an Expert patch for a whopper of another species, and a Master patch for a whopper of a third species. After that, only certificates will be awarded for whoppers of additional species.
An application card must be filled out, giving weight and length of fish, date and where caught, signature of applicant, and signature of person weighing the fish.
All fish entered must have been harvested by legal methods as described in the North Dakota fishing guide and come from North Dakota waters open to public fishing. Entries must be weighed on a scale used in trade.
Whopper Club Application: print, fill out, and mail to the Department. They cannot be completed online as they require signatures.
Catch and Release Club
Nineteen species of fish qualify for the Catch and Release Club. Entries must meet minimum length requirements and be released unharmed back to the water. Another angler must witness and verify the measurement and release.
Anglers will receive an official membership certificate and a choice of jacket patch or boat decal. A maximum of five entries per year per species will be recognized.
Catch and Release Club Application: print, fill out, and mail to the Department. They cannot be completed online as they require signatures.
Searchable Fishing Club database
Whopper Club and Catch and Release Club data search, including state record fish. Direct data connection to fishing club data entry.