Anglers to participate in #IFISHNY Challenge

Jim Doyle, fishing with his brother Kevin Doyle and nephew Andy Doyle, holds up a Largemouth Bass he caught under heavy rain clouds early Saturday morning, June 14, 2003, in Mallett's Bay, Milton, Vt., during the first day of the Lake Champlain International Fishing Derby. Doyle released the fish, knowing it would not win in the derby. (AP Photo/Alden Pellett)
Jim Doyle, fishing with his brother Kevin Doyle and nephew Andy Doyle, holds up a Largemouth Bass he caught under heavy rain clouds early Saturday morning, June 14, 2003, in Mallett's Bay, Milton, Vt., during the first day of the Lake Champlain International Fishing Derby. Doyle released the fish, knowing it would not win in the derby. (AP Photo/Alden Pellett)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Anglers will be competing this month to catch the longest largemouth bass and the longest striped bass in New York State.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the #IFISHNY Challenge on Monday. The Department of Environmental Conservation will give one free lifetime fishing license to the winner of each category.

DETAILS | Review the terms and conditions of the challenge here

To enter the contest, anglers need to show off their prizes on the New York Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife app.

Runners up in each of DEC’s seven Watchable Wildlife Regions throughout the State (Long Island, New York City, Catskills, Hudson Valley, Adirondacks, Central New York and Western New York) will be awarded other prizes, including a B.A.S.S. Gift Basket with a year’s subscription to Bassmaster Magazine, Taste NY Gift Baskets, DEC Watchable Wildlife Guides and Conservationist magazine subscriptions, lift tickets valid at Gore, Whiteface or Belleayre Mountains and even more prizes to be announced.

The challenge runs from August 11 through Labor Day.

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