Scientifically based, artistically interpreted

I offer to bring to your fish project over thirty-seven years total experience practicing the fish taxidermy art, with twenty-nine of those operating as a full-time commercial fish taxidermy studio in Tacoma, Washington. 

A commitment to old world craftsmanship guides my use of modern materials and techniques.  An understanding of fish anatomy, physiology, and morphology provides a foundation for recreating the fish form and pose through carving and sculpture.  The unique combination of airbrushing and hand painting I employ lends itself well to mimic both the subtlety and crispness of natural fish coloration.  

By continuing to hone my fish taxidermy craft over the years and attaining three Best In World titles in the process, you can be certain that my goal is to serve your needs for world-class quality work that stands the test of time.

                                                                         - Dave Campbell





In the pursuit of crafting realism into my artwork, I find it important to occasionally put my best efforts in front of competent judges within the taxidermy industry.  The insights and constructive criticism gained provide a foundation to fine-tune for further improvements.


Pre-2010 Shows:


In Masters Division

1995 World Taxidermy Championships, Best In World Reproduction (Tarpon)

1995 World Taxidermy Championships, First Place Carl E. Akeley Award (Tarpon)


In Open / Professional Division

1991 National Taxidermists Association Nationals, Second Place ribbon (Steelhead)

1991 National Taxidermists Association Nationals, Third Place ribbon (Rainbow Trout)

1991 National Taxidermists Association Nationals, Third Place ribbon (Chinook Salmon)

1989 Northwest Taxidermists Association, First Place ribbon (Steelhead)

1989 Northwest Taxidermists Association, First Place ribbon (Chinook Salmon)

1988 Oregon Association of Taxidermists, Third Place ribbon (Rainbow Trout)

© 2017 Dave Campbell - Great Northwest Fish Taxidermy