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More info... | I get it - Peter S. Balfour
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Peter S. Balfour 225 species(fb)
+2 non recognized(nr)
+1 hybrids(hy)
44 caught in fresh water
54 caught in salt water
127 not(yet)specified
0 targets
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Interview with Peter S. Balfour

How did your hunt for species start?

I am a professional biologist and have loved fishing all my life. I started keeping a list about fifteen years ago.

What is your coolest species and how dit you catch it?

It is hard to pick out the coolest, but the golden dorado (Salminus brasiliensis ) was very cool. Caught in Argentina along with some other interesting species.

Do you ever go abroad to catch new species?

Yes, have gone several times.

Which books or websites do you use to look op your fishspecies.

I use fishbase, Google various names and have some focused books for certain regions.

Do you have a fishing buddy who likes specieshunting?

I have a good fishing buddy but he hasn‘t kept a list. I may talk him into it

How often do you visit

Just starting. Have input and am updating my list. I hope to break into the next level soon.

What are the most important items that a species hunter needs when fishing.

Range of equipment (hooks, lures, flies, focused baits) of different sizes and types. Good polarized glasses and being observant, creative, and patient. Try to understand the fish‘s natural history.

What was your best specieshunting trip/mission?

Southern Florida (16 species) was a good one

What was your worst trip/mission?

They are usually good. Went on a 200 mile albacore trip that wasn‘t very good for fish but still nice.

Which websites do you visit tot study catch reports?

Just this one so far. I hope to learn more. I am very happy to have found the site and know there are people out there with similar interests and a passion for nature.

What are your planned trips for the future?

I would like to visit the gulf of Mexico in the southern USA to add a variety of species. Would also like to go farther abroad again if I can.

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all times:
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1 826
2 717
3 640
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unique species:
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1 111
2 105
3 82
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caught on fly:
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1 119
2 111
3 108
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1 47
2 35
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318 registered species hunters.
3279  species.
27 non recognized species.
20 hybrids.
421  fly caught.
631 species on target lists.
185 pictures of zwoonzels.