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Montag, 20. Februar 2017
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Donau / NÖ

Dieser Hecht wurde am 19.02.2017 bei Wördern in der Donau tot aufgefunden.
Größe 134 cm, Alter geschätzte 25 Jahre. 


Lg Rene  

Ps : Wünsche allen Fischern eine fangreiche Saison. PETRI HEIL! smiley


Donnerstag, 02. Februar 2017
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Dienstag, 24. Januar 2017
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Von der Fischwaid auf Huchen, Seeforelle, Lachs und kapitalen Hecht

Rainer J. Bouterwek
Die Fischwaid auf die attraktivsten Angelfische nördlicher Breiten, die Königsfische, ist Gegenstand dieser Erlebnisberichte. In einer Mischung aus spannend erzählten Geschichten und wissenswerten Informationen zur Fangtechnik nimmt der Leser teil am Huchenfischen in uriger und winterlich-eisiger Flusswildnis, dramatischen Begegnungen mit schweren Seeforellen, Abenteuern an Schottlands Parade-Lachsflüssen und Auseinandersetzungen mit rekordverdächtigen Hechten. Unterhaltsame Erzählungen und Praxistipps des Autors, bekannt aus Funk und Fernsehen sowie durch viele Beiträge in einschlägigen Fachzeitschriften.

Montag, 23. Januar 2017
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Bayern / Lech


Walter Schmid aus Bayern mit seinem legendären Huchenfang aus dem Lech - 29,70 kg / 137 cm

Weitere Huchenfänge aus dem Lech:



Sonntag, 22. Januar 2017
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Rekordlachs (Salmo salar)


Norwegen, Irland, Schottland, Schweden, Island?

Nein, dieser Rekordlachs mit 1.41 m Länge wurde nicht in einem der „klassischen“ Lachsländer in Europa gefangen. Im Oktober ging dieser Riesenlachs einem 23 Jahre alten Studenten an den Haken und übertraf damit die alte Rekordmarke aus dem Jahre 1954 um ganze 5 cm. Und da dieser Fisch wieder zurückgesetzt wurde kommen hoffentlich auch zukünftig weitere Grosslachse den Storå hinauf. Genau, dieser Fluss befindet sich in Dänemark bei Holstebro in der Region Midtjylland. Auch sonst kann Dänemark nebst exzellenten Meerforellen Beständen durchaus mit zahlreichen Lachsflüssen aufwarten – Lachsurlaub 2017 in Dänemark? Eine berechtigte Option.

Alle Details auf Dänisch inkl. Interview des glücklichen Fängers Simon Kastrup Shimizu bei tvmv:



Sonntag, 22. Januar 2017
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Hucho hucho




Sonntag, 15. Januar 2017
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Samstag, 07. Januar 2017
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The independent news from
Edition January 2017

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Dear Fishingfriends,
these are the latest world records and extraordinary catches which we brought to light and verified since our last edition in October. These catches illustrate our biggest "problem": Over half of all record fish are released alive today, so the size is often estimated or only length measurements were taken.


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The biggest Golden Mahseer in recent past

Golden Mahseer best mark for the last decades

Joe Assassa of Mahseer Sports and Adventures with a 90 lb specimen.

World Mahseer Champion Joe Assassa of Mahseer Sports and Adventures caught the biggest Golden Mahseer (Tor putitora) in modern times on 6 March 2010. Joe is something of a legend in the small world of mahseer fishing. He's been in the angling press and the picture walls at the Jungle Lodges feature many shots of him and various huge fish. He also holds the best mark for the biggest Deccan Mahseer in the last decades, a 70 lb specimen caught mid January 2011. The Deccan Mahseer (Tor khudree) was introduced in the Cauvery River in the 1980s and the population develops very well. 

Golden Mahseer record profile

The unknown giant Striped Pikecarp

one of the rare pictures of this species

A rod caught specimen with at least 15 kg (33 lb).

Little information exist on this rare giants with a growth potential of over 2 metres. The last remaining habitat is the deep jungle of Laos. It occurs in some Mekong tributaries, but has never been found in the Mekong mainstream. The Nam Theun population of Luciocyprinus striolatus is one of the few robust populations of giant cyprinids in the world. River Guides from Thailand "discovered" this powerful predator on an initial exploratory trip at the Laos/Vietnam border in a National Park. The species is listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List, threatened by dam building. For natives it's just a big fish with a lot of meat. Sportfishing (Ecotourism) can change the awareness.

more Striped Pikecarp record data

Two new Peacock Bass world records

The Thyrorus Peacock

A 19 lb Thyrorus Peacock, on of two new Peacock Bass species.

At the moment 15 species of the genus Cichla are recognized. But there are ongoing scientific discussions about the validity. Sport fishermen have made these cichlids prized game fish for their fighting qualities. The IGFA published new all tackle world records for the Thyrorus Peacock and the Vazzoleri Peacock from Rio Trombetas. For the Thyrorus Peacock we found this record catch, far bigger than the "official" best mark.

Further Peacock species records

New Adriatic Sturgeon rod & reel record

new Adriatic Sturgeon best mark

An Adriatic Sturgeon between 60 and 80 kilograms.

Yuri Grisendi, an experienced and well-known catfish fisherman caught the new best mark on 2 November 2015 in the Po River near Ostiglia (Mantova). The fish with a length of around 2 metres was released alive after some quick photo shots. Grisendi uses a specially equipped boat to catch Wels catfish. This endangered and protected species was an unexpected prey. Apparently the recovery actions and repopulations carried out in the past years have been successful. Most probably this fish, like the previous one caught by the same fisherman, is part of the stock of 2.000 fingerlings released in 1992 by the Mantova province.

Adriatic Sturgeon profile

16 lb Bicuda from Rio Sao Benedito

The Bicuda, an aggressive predator

Howard Solomon with the new rod & reel world record.

This new best mark, recognized by the IGFA too, was caught on 22 August 2015. The Bicuda, also known as Pike Characin with an average size of 4-5 kg is a hard adversary in fast water of the Brazilian highland rivers. It hits lures aggressively and jumps more acrobatically than most other south american gamefish. Their repeated jumps and bony mouths make landing of large specimen an exceptional challenge. 

more Bicuda record data

Tight lines!

Heinz Machacek
chief editor

Montag, 19. Dezember 2016
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Weihnachten 2016


Frohe, Gesegnete Weihnachten wünschen wir allen Lesern und Freunden der Angelfischerei!


Donnerstag, 08. Dezember 2016
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NEWS - Worldrecords


The independent news from
Edition October 2016

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Dear Fishingfriends,
these are the latest world records and exceptional catches which we brought to light and verified since our last edition in February. All fish were weighed and/or measured accurately and most of them released alive.

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The first Spotted Bass over 11 lb

Spotted Bass rod & reel world record

Bullards Bar Reservoir produces the first Spotted Bass specimen over 11 lb.

Within two years five potential all tackle world records were caught in California. On 29 November 2015 Paul Bailey caught the new best mark. He and fellow angler Matt Newman were unable to get a state biologist to officially weigh and certify the record fish. But they document the catch on film and photos, including weighing it on three seperate digital scales(11-7, 11-5, 11-4 lb) with witnesses. That's proof enough for us. We incorporate the species in our record database as it surpasses the weight limit of 11 lb (5 kg).

new Spotted Bass best marks


Giant Sheefish from Siberia - 60 lb

maybe the new rod & reel record

Maybe the largest Sheefish caught with rod & reel ever.

Based on the latest scientific work according to FISHBASE, we had to split the Stenodus leucichthys in two different species: The Stenodus nelma(Sheefish, Inconnu) distributed from Alaska to Siberia and the Stenodus leucichthys(Beloribitsa) from the Ural and Volga River. During this research we discovered a new possible rod & reel record with 27 kg (over 59 lb). This is the largest photographed Whitefish but far below the commercial record of nearly 109 lb!

more Sheefish records


New Sacramento Pikeminnow record with 6,27 kg

The Sacramento Pikeminnow or Squawfish

The second largest rod caught specimen from Pardee Reservoir.

In 2015 a specimen with 11 lb was caught in the Bullards Bar Reservoir, the same water where the Spotted Bass world record comes from. The catch was reported to the IGFA and recognized as the "official" all tackle record. But we intensify our research and found the real new best mark of 6,27 kg caught on 14 February 2014 and the photo of a 5,92 kg fish. Three large and unregarded species of Pikeminnow, formerly called "Squawfish" live in the United States.

the Sacramento Pikeminnow record data


8 kg Sterlet from the Hungarian Danube

the Sterlet an endangered species

The second largest Sterlet caught with rod & reel ever.

In October 2002 Gábor Burián-Kozma caught the Hungarian record and second largest rod-caught specimen ever. This rare creature was caught in the Baja Section of the Danube River and released alive. This is a good example of our time-consuming research, as it took 14 years till we got high quality, full body photos of the fish.

more Sterlet bestmarks


The largest catfishes of Australia

Lake Argyle aerial view

Lake Argyle is recognised as an important wetland area under the Ramsar Convention.

The Silver Cobbler, Arius Midgelei, one of the salmon catfishes of this continent grows far larger than stated in older literature. These large catfish are one of the best eating freshwater fish in Australia and caught commercially in Lake Argyle. Specimen of almost 1.5 metres length and up to 40 kg (88 lb) weight are lurking in this vast reservoir. Lake Argyle is Western Australia's largest and Australia's second largest freshwater man-made reservoir by volume. Unfortunately it seems that no photo of a really large specimen over 1 metres exists. 

Silver Cobbler records

Tight lines!

Heinz Machacek
chief editor

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