Creel Clerk

Interview anglers and inspect catches to compile statistical data.

What does a Creel Clerk do?

Interviews anglers and inspects catch to compile statistical data concerning recreational fishing: Greets anglers returning from recreational fishing and solicits permission to examine catch. Counts and examines fish to ascertain total caught and to identify species and sex. Collects deformed or diseased fish for analysis by others. Measures and weighs fish, using ruler and scale. Interviews anglers to determine state of residence, method and location of fishing, and type of bait used. Records data obtained and tabulates results.