Take the challenge!

By catching six different forms of California native trout from their historic drainages and photographing these fish you can receive a colorful, personalized certificate featuring the art of renowned fish illustrator link opens in new windowJoseph Tomelleri. Your certificate will show six full-color images representing the trout you caught, along with the dates and locations. It is sized to fit in a standard 16" x 20" matted frame.

We welcome you to “take the Challenge,” explore new waters across the state, and appreciate the diverse recreational fishing opportunities California has to offer.

  • California Heritage Trout Challenge Flyer and Application Form (PDF)
  • link opens in new windowAngler's Guide to the Heritage Trout Challenge (PDF)
  • For questions on completing the Challenge, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Complete information found on the DFW web page.