Delaware’s Fishing Statistics

Size matters when you’re talking fish. Find out Delaware’s fishing facts by the numbers.


8.50 Fee in dollars for a general fishing license (resident)

20 Fee in dollars for a general fishing license (non-resident)

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28 Minimum size (in inches) for a legal striped bass

50 Daily limit on American eels

0 Number of finfish per year from the Delaware River that should be eaten by humans, according to the state’s fish consumption advisory

10.10 Weight in pounds and ounces of state record largemouth bass (caught by James D. Hitchens in 2012)

873 Weight in pounds of state record tuna (caught by Dan Dillon in 2005)

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