California Department of Fish and Wildlife

California Fishing Passport
Supreme Master Angler Award

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The California Supreme Master Angler award honors a truly extraordinary fishing achievement. California Supreme Master Anglers have earned the title of Master Angler in at least two other California Fishing Passport award categories (inland warmwater, inland coldwater, ocean or shellfish). Award recipients have met the California Fishing Passport challenge by demonstrating their exceptional fishing versatility, innate and learned fishing knowledge, and the adventurous spirit needed to explore the many great fishing opportunities that California has to offer.
Supreme Master Angler

How do anglers earn the title of "California Supreme Master Angler"?

To earn California Supreme Master Angler status, an angler must have earned two or more of the following:

What recognition and award do California Supreme Master Anglers receive?

Anglers receiving the California Supreme Master Angler award are recognized at an official ceremony with an engraved plaque presented by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Director. Award recipients also receive a beautiful enameled California Fishing Passport Supreme Master Angler pin and a letter of congratulations from the Director.

How to apply for recognition:

If you do not receive notification of your eligibility for the California Supreme Master Angler award after successfully earning your second Master Angler award, then print, fill out, sign and send a California Fishing Passport Angler Award application to the Department at:

California Department of Fish and Wildlife
California Fishing Passport Program
32330 N. Harbor Drive
Fort Bragg, CA 95437

California Fishing Passport staff will review Department records to confirm that at least two Master Angler awards have been earned by the applicant.

NOTE: Anglers will soon be able to apply online for recognition! Check back soon for more details.

Questions? E-mail passport@wildlife.ca.gov or call us at (707) 964-5026.

All decisions of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife are final.

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