The Lifelist Page

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A lifelist is the challenge of a lifetime, and the ultimate measure of angling achievement. It is the list of all the species of fish a person battles and lands on angling tackle in their lifetime. Because there are a wide variety of fishing interests, we've built a system to allow anglers to view their lifelist by region, size, and habitat. Each fish you add will automatically appear in the appropriate lifelist.

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Standard Lifelists

This is the most popular form of angling lifelist. These lifelists include only standard-sized fishes that can be caught by angling with conventional tackle. It is broken down by regions in order to allow for friendly competition and better information, but you can also compete globally through the global lifelists at the bottom of this page.

This area extends from Northern Canada to Mexico. There's a lot of good fishing here. It includes Mexico, the United States, and all of Canada. This website is built for North American anglers, so the content pertains mainly to that area. This region does not include Hawaii or the tropical isllands of the West Indies.

Includes the US states of North and South Dakota, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio.  South-Central Canada is part of this region.  Home of the muskellunge and river redhorse!

Includes the Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and Eastern Canada.  This is the domain of the fallfish and the striper.

Includes the US states of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, the Virginias, Maryland, and Delaware.  We're lumping Mexico and Cuba in here, too.  Here lurk some of the greatest of fish - the alligator gar and the blue catfish!

Includes the US states of Washington, Oregon, California, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, Colorado, and New Mexico.  Home of a variety of rare endemic species like the razorback sucker and roundtail chub!

The Great White North. Alaska, British Columbia, Alberta, The Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and the Yukon.  A rich variety of salmonids and whitefishes make this area home.  Home of the mighty inconnu and more whitefish species than anywhere else.

Continental Europe, plus Scandinavia and Great Britain. Iceland, too, just for the hell of it.  This region is home to both the mighty wels and the majestic bream.

This area includes everything south of Mexico, as well as the tropical islands of the West Indies.  Home of the fleshylip buffalo, the redtail catfish, and a spectacular variety of cichlids. 

The Far East! Includes fish from all of the Asian Continent.  A vast, almost inconcievable variety of fishes dwell here, from the Amur Pike in the north to the mighty Mahseer in the south.

Australia, new Zealand and the Polynesian Islands.  Home of the vicious Barramundi. We're throwing Hawaii in there as well, because of its ecological affinity to Polynesia.

Includes the African Continent and the Middle East.  Home to many cichlids, the hulking Nile Perch, and an amazing cornucopia of catfishes.

The briny deep.  Describes fishes found in the world's oceans.  Everything from mighty sharks to tiny blennies can be caught.