World Mahseer Champion Joe Assassa of Mahseer Sports and Adventures caught the biggest Golden Mahseer (Tor putitora) in modern times on 6 March 2010 with a 90 lb fish.
Joe is something of a legend in the small world of mahseer fishing. He’s been in the angling press and the picture walls at the Jungle Lodges feature many shots of him and various huge fish. He also holds the best mark for the biggest Deccan Mahseer in the last decades, a 70 lb specimen caught mid January 2011. The Deccan Mahseer (Tor khudree) was introduced in the Cauvery River in the 1980s and the population develops very well.
(As recorded by www.fishing-worldrecords.com )