Today, taxidermist can provide you with a beautiful fiberglass replica of your prized catch. It is no longer necessary to kill the fish, thus conservationist taxidermist can build your fiberglass fish reproduction with simple measurements and a picture of your fish.
If your fish has key distinctions or differences that are a bit abnormal, a taxidermist would either need a picture or a very good description. For example, a pregnant mutton snapper may appear more bulky and have an overall distinctive shape that should be captured in your fish mount.
The taxidermist starts out with a mold of your fish and then puts in into the painting process.