New World Record Bonnethead Shark caught in FloridaHelmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine,
10. October 2012
Date of catch: 28. June 2012
Location: Intracoastal Waterway, Daytona Beach, Florida, USA
Species: Bonnethead shark ( Sphyrna tiburo )
Weight: 12.7 kg (28 lb 0 oz)
The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) has recently certified a new world-record bonnethead shark.
The shark weighed 28 pounds and was caught by 13-years old Carter Wells.
He was fishing with Capt. Chris Scaccia in the Halifax River, located in northeast Volusia County, Florida.
This catch exceeds the former record by 2 pounds.
It covers the record-categories of All-Tackle, Male-Junior and Mens’ 30-pound test line class.
Photo Credit: Chris Scaccia.
Source: IGFA and The Daytona Beach News-Journal.