Understanding the Fishing Chaos app is essential to your success in our events. On the surface, it’s a simple app to use: take a photo, click SUBMIT CATCH, choose the photo from the photo album (unless you took the photo via the app’s camera feature), enter the length, and click SUBMIT. Once it reaches 100% and clears off your screen, then check the leaderboard to make sure your submission uploaded successfully. Simple.

However, there are some settings that must be correct on your phone to ensure a successful upload. Here are some helpful tips to make sure those settings are correct.


As of today, January 1, 2024, the current version of the Fishing Chaos app is 2.1.0. It is highly recommended that the app and your phone’s operating system is up to date.

To make sure your phone’s settings are correct for use with the app, please open the app and perform the following steps:

1. Click the “hamburger” (i.e. the three horizontal lines) at the top left.
2. Click on your name.
3. Scroll down and click Preferences.
4. Click Test App Settings.

Please note that, since a few iOS updates ago, the Test Camera button isn’t working. A fix is forthcoming.

From there you’ll be able to verify settings for your camera, photo library, and location are correct. If they are not correct, perform the following steps…


If you are fishing our events, or any event that uses the Fishing Chaos app, please make sure you’ve given the app the appropriate access to your photos and location.

If you have an iPhone, go to Settings > Fishing Chaos > Photos, and make sure All Photos is checked off.

Also go under Settings > Privacy > Location Services, then scroll down to Fishing Chaos and make sure that is set to While Using the App. Also make sure Precise Location is on.

To see this in real time, watch the video below (it’s old but still valid)…


If you’re using an Android phone, follow the steps in this document.

Please note that these settings may vary depending on what Android phone you are running, but they should be similar.

It is imperative that you verify these settings before an event, as your phone will sometimes reset your location and permission settings, especially after an operating system update. It is your responsibility to ensure that these settings are accurate. Not doing so could result in your fish being denied.

If you have any questions, please reach out. Thanks!

Article updated on January 1, 2024.