The company I work for is considering an annual fishing contest for the employees who fish throughout the year. Since we have not done this before, I was wondering if any of you have some experience and can provide some pointers on how to do this. The employees fish various methods (fly, spinning, etc)and for numerous species of fish.

How and what is needed to register a catch for both fish kept and catch and release situations?(size, weight, a picture, other?)

How does one handle different species of fish? Or do you differenciate based on fishing methods such as fly versus spinning, etc?

Assuming there maybe different categories of catches, how are prizes awarded? Is there a first, second and third place prize for each category?

Any other feedback and suggestions here would be greatly appreciated.