Master Angler and First Fish
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Have you caught a BIG FISH in Iowa? You could be a Master Angler! Sponsored by the Iowa DNR, the Iowa Master Angler Award recognizes memorable-sized catches for more than 40 fish species. Those anglers who apply and qualify receive an official certificate and car/boat decal!


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Master Angler's rules, guidelines, and additional information

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Catch a memory when your favorite young angler hooks their first fish! It's easy and free to participate, simply click on the button below and submit your entry online. Your child will receive a frameable certificate to commemorate this special event. Family and friends can join in on celebrating with these budding anglers, as well.


Tips and tricks for taking young anglers fishing

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