Certified scales

Discussion in 'LOCAL VIRGINIA TALK' started by smitty1963, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. smitty1963

    smitty1963 New Member

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    Can someone tell me where I can find a certifed fish weighing scale somewhere near williamsburg?????? (no I havent caught anything big yet :smile2:)
     
  2. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    That would be good info for all of us...................to know how to get a certified scale to your local fishing hole, just in case you caught the fish of a lifetime. Great post and I hope somebody can fill us in
     

  3. Catfish_Commando

    Catfish_Commando TF Staff Member

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    Ken,

    JW made a post earlier about getting a set of scales certified by the state. I don't really know what type of witness(s) would be needed for a big catfish event after you had the scales certified?
     
  4. JPritch

    JPritch New Member

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    Smitty.....if you're only after a citation, you can do it yourself. No need to drag the fish down the road somewhere and risk killing it, especially if you don't have an adequate livewell system. Even if you did, the summer heat would stress the fish.

    Take a picture of the fish and get a length measurement on it. Here are the regs:

    http://www.dgif.state.va.us/forms/EDUC/EDUC-006.pdf
     
  5. smitty1963

    smitty1963 New Member

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    thank you sir for your help