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 Joseph 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)
- Angler’s Guide to the Heritage Trout Challenge (PDF)
- For questions on completing the Challenge, email HeritageTroutChallenge@wildlife.ca.gov
- Qualifying Trout
- Historic Drainages