Category: Discoveries

Payara: The fangs of the orinoco

We will introduce you to a fish from South America, known as the “vampire fish” or Payara. Its scientific name is “Hydrolycus Scomberoïdes”. It is part of the “Cynodontidae” family. Rodmaps went to meet him in the Mataven region, on the Rio Orinocco in Colombia ...

Tigerfish: the jaws of the Okavango

Today we are going to talk about a very particular fish, which is part of the Alestidae family, the “Hydrocynus vittatus”, commonly called “Tigerfish”. Not to be confused with its big cousin the Hydrocynus Goliath, which is much bigger than our main interested party. Rodmaps went to hunt him down in Botswana, ...

Giant Snakehead: raw power

Today we are going to tell you about a mythical and emblematic fish: the Channa micropeltes, known under the name of "Giant snakehead". It is part of the Channidae family and lives in South East Asia. The Rodmaps team was lucky enough to be able to fish it in three different countries ...

Peacock bass: our tips for catching this fish of a lifetime

If you are an avid fisherman, you must have heard of the peacock bass (Cichla Temensis) found on the tributaries of the Amazon in several countries in South America. It is THE iconic fish par excellence. Reputation that he has forged through his fighting spirit, his ...

The Papuan Bass: one of the most powerful fish on the planet

In line with our last article on the golden masheer in India, this time we take you on an incredible adventure in the heart of the wild estuary of Papua New Guinea, in search of a predator considered to be the one of the most powerful freshwater fish on the planet: ...

Golden Mahseer: Meet the giant of India

We decided at Rodmaps to go and discover mythical predatory fish that inhabit the most remote waters of our planet. For this first, we take you to Asia to meet the Golden Mahseer. The Golden mahseer: sport fish par excellence For those ...

Fishing book: our selection of the best books dedicated to fishing

The holiday season is approaching. The opportunity to think of gift ideas to please those around you and yourself. In this area, fishing books abound and a long literary tradition has been established for a very long time around this leisure sport. To have read ...

Fish & Ship: the new online store signed Sylvain Legendre

We had the chance to talk to Sylvain Legendre, an emblematic figure in our French fishing landscape, on the occasion of the launch of his new online fishing store: Fish & Ship. Hello Sylvain, for the few people who don't know you yet, could you briefly ...

Fishing brand: 5 French 100% brands to (re) discover

Buying French is a growing attention among consumers wishing to promote talent or local know-how. The fishing world is not exempt. Whether in the fashion sector, fishing equipment or technological innovation, we wanted to promote ...