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Ben Cantrell


Ben Cantrell 569 species(fb)
+4 non recognized(nr)
+4 hybrids(hy)
341 caught in fresh water (edit)
227 caught in salt water (edit)
1 not(yet)specified
0 targets
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Interview with Ben Cantrell

How did your hunt for species start?

When I moved to Wisconsin I caught a lot of new fish (pumpkinseed, northern pike, logperch, etc), and pretty soon my focus shifted to almost exclusively pursuing new species.

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

Lake Sturgeon. My first was 130 cm, but I forgot my camera that day! Fortunately, I caught a 79 cm one the next spring and got a great picture. Bait was a nightcrawler on an octopus circle hook held on the bottom with a heavy pyramid sinker.

Do you ever go abroad to catch new species?

I‘ve fished in Japan a few times, but fishing was not the reason for the trips.

# name species
1 Pieter Beelen 105
2 Pascal Pépé Sjamajee Rommelaere 54
3 Cock van der Hulst 36
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all times:
# name species
1 Theo Modder 776
2 Pieter Beelen 701
3 Ton Nientied 597
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unique species:
# name species
1 Sebastian van Koningshoven 114
2 Michael Lee Berg 86
3 Ben Cantrell 80
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caught on fly:
# name species
1 Remko Verspui 114
2 Michael Lee Berg 111
3 Mikhail Skopets 108
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287 registered species hunters.
3157  species.
26 non recognized species.
20 hybrids.
413  fly caught.
636 species on target lists.
177 pictures of zwoonzels.