• Steve Wozniak aiming to catch 2000 species of fish

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    Steve Wozniak (not the one who co-founded Apple Computer) is aiming to catch 2000 species of fish on rod and line, and he’s now up to nearly 1300. That may sound like a dull and obsessive quest, but Steve keeps it entertaining by documenting his worldwide travels with stories and pictures like the one shown here. He started off by aiming to catch 1000 species, but having got there, decided to continue. Along the way, he has set dozens of world records. He’s just won the IGFA men’s saltwater title for the second time by adding another 29 to his list, though he admits himself that these are mostly for species that nobody else would bother with. You may not be impressed with a 3lb hornet tilapia, a Californian split-tail or a prickly sculpin, but to  Steve, these are exciting captures edging him ever so slowly towards that 2000 total. Mind you, his original target was 1000 species and he decided that when he got there, he might as well try for 2000, so it’s probable that he won’t stop there. His blog is highly entertaining (I think there are plans to turn it into a book) but his regular missives will brighten your day. You can link to it here.






    Editor and publisher of Classic Angling magazine. Founder member of UK Angling Writers' Association and current chairman. Former winner of Writer of the Year. I wrote a weekly angling column for The Independent for 23 years, having previously written columns for The Guardian and Sunday Mirror. If it swims, I'll fish for it: marlin or mackerel, trout or tench, salmon or snook. I've written several books on fishing, from one for the Duke of Edinburgh's award to the notorious Catchmore Sharks (don't look at the pictures) and Bob Nudd's autobiography, How to be the World's Best Fisherman. I love exotic travel for fishing (been to Mongolia and Ecuador, the Great Barrier Reef and Arunachal Pradesh) and wish I could afford to do such trips more often. My favourite fish? Anything with fins, though I have a special love for mahseer, and I'm chairman of The Mahseer Trust.

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