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Taimen may be IGFA Record

IGFA maintains and publishes world records for saltwater, freshwater, fly fishing catches, U.S. state freshwater records, and junior angler records, awarding certificates of recognition to each record holder. Recognized as the official keeper of world saltwater fishing records since 1939, IGFA entered the field of freshwater record keeping when Field & Stream transferred its 68 years of records to the association in 1978. World records coordinator Rebecca Wright provides monthly highlights of selected documented fish catches made from across the globe and submitted for world records. Below is a potential April world record now before the world...
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Taimen Fish Species Information

Scientific Fish Name: Hucho taimen
Other Fish Species Names: Siberian taimen and Siberian salmon
Regions Fished: Volga and Pechora River basins east to the Yana River in the north and that of the Amur River in the south. On a larger scale, this includes parts of the Caspian and Arctic drainages in Eurasia and portions of the Pacific drainage in Mongolia and Russia (
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The taimen is becoming a more well known game fish, particularly for fly fishermen. Catch-and-release with barbless hooks is practiced in many areas in order to conserve dwindling populations of this species.


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