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Initial release2010; 13 years ago (2010)
Operating systemiOS 12.2 or later;[1]
Android 7.0 or later
Size154.4 MB
Available inEnglish, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
TypePhoto and Sports

Fishbrain is a mobile app and online platform for anglers that provides map-based tools, social networking features, fishing forecasts, fishing forecasts including weather, lunar cycles, tidal charts, map functionality, predicted fish activity, previous user-catches, analysis of species behavior and data-backed recommendations on fishing gear. Fishbrain is used by anglers to find new spots to fish and see exact catch locations on maps, which include depth information and user-generated tips and ratings.[citation needed]

In 2019, Fishbrain added a marketplace[2] where anglers can buy fishing gear. This marketplace is offered online and in-app and features gear recommendations based on real-world catch data. This allows anglers to see which gear is best for catching specific species, or for specific fishing tactics.

The platform has a user base of over 11 million users,[3] allowing it to achieve access to a variety of data on species, migratory patterns, and more. Fishbrain has worked with governmental agencies to help identify endangered fish species and how climate is impacting behavioral patterns.[4] The company has promotedsustainable fishing through promoting a catch-and-release approach, as well as encouraging users to clean up and care for their local waterways.[5]

Fishbrain was created by Jens Persson and Johan Attby,[citation needed] and launched in 2010 as a free mobile app,[6] and has expanded to include utility functions for recreational fishing with some of its features available with a subscription. The Fishbrain app is downloadable from the App Store and Google Play, and has been made available for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.[7]


  1. ^ "Fishbrain for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store". 2015-05-07. Retrieved 2015-06-10.
  2. ^ "Fishbrain has supply partners in mind as it unveils shop". Tackle Trade. Retrieved 23 February 2021.
  3. ^ "Users are flocking to social plus networks like Fishbrain". ZDNet. Retrieved 23 February 2021.
  4. ^ "U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service backs app to protect at-risk species". 3 August 2015. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  5. ^ "8 Million Anglers Called on to Collect Data and Trash From US Waters This Fourth of July". Retrieved 23 February 2021.
  6. ^ Lomas, Natasha (July 8, 2014). "FishBrain, A Social Network For Anglers, Nets $2.4M". TechCrunch. Retrieved July 8, 2014.
  7. ^ "TechCrunch is part of the Yahoo family of brands". Retrieved 2022-06-24.

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