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 Kentucky State Bowfishing Records Program

Kentucky State Bowfishing Records Program

The Kentucky State Bowfishing Records Program (KSBRP) was established to recognize trophy rough fish taken by bowfishermen in Kentucky. This program is administered by the United Bowhunters of Kentucky in partnership with the KDFWR's Kentucky State Record Fish Program. Application forms and rules are available on this site or may be requested by contacting Walt Kloeppel at (270) 300-0392 or editorwalt@insightbb.com. Written requests may be sent to:

KSBRP
43 Wingate Dr
Brandenburg, KY 40108

A certified scale (required for state records) is available for weighing by contacting the aforementioned contact. Any certified legal for trade scale is acceptable as well and may be found across the state at various locations such as grocery stores, feedmills, tourism centers, and some bait & tackle shops. Read the complete KSBRP ruling on this site.

Click here for KSBRP Rules
Click here for KSBRP Application

Click here to view current record holders


Biologist Contacts
State record fish candidate must be presented in entirety (may be frozen) and signed off by one of the following biologists or officials AFTER being weighed on a certified scale. (See regulations)

SOUTHWESTERN FISHERY DISTRICT (Bowling Green)
District biologist - Eric Cummings
(270) 747-7131

CENTRAL FISHERY DISTRICT (Frankfort)
District biologist - Jeff Crosby
(502) 564-7109 x4464

WESTERN FISHERY DISTRICT (Murray)
District biologist - Paul Rister
(270) 753-3886

NORTHWESTERN FISHERY DISTRICT (Calhoun)
District biologist - Rob Rold
(270) 273-3117

NORTHEASTERN FISHERY DISTRICT (Morehead)
District biologist - Fred Howes
(606) 784-6872

SOUTHEASTERN FISHERY DISTRICT (Williamsburg)
District biologist - John Williams
(606) 549-1332

EASTERN FISHERY DISTRICT (Prestonburg)
District biologist - Kevin Frey
(606) 886-9161

KSBRP Officials
Walt Kloeppel - Program Chairman (Brandenburg)
(270) 300-0392

Dan Richeson (Central KY) - (270) 668-9253

Daniel Richardson (Kentucky/Barkley Lake Area) - (270) 625-1798

Andy Cardwell (Western KY) - (270) 836-8550