New ILSFA All-Tackle World Record For Tiger Shark
International Land-Based Shark Fishing Association (ILSFA)
19. August 2015
New ILSFA All-Tackle World Record Officially Certified by Association Founders and fellow Committee Members.
Angler, Joseph Polk of Team True Blue, has secured another certified World Record for a tiger shark he successfully captured and released in Florida’s Panhandle region. The official estimated formula weight for this new all-tackle world record is 1,040 pounds.
Joey and the team’s extensive experience has resulted in countless successful tag and release captures, organized tournament wins and several standing ILSFA world records. These efforts, carried out over many years, serve as an example of how the sport can and should be enjoyed responsibly and sustainably, while also benefitting the scientific study, and understanding of the important role these vitally important predators serve in the marine environment.
WORLD RECORD STATS:
Location: Panhandle Region
Species & Line Class: tiger (Galeocerdo cuvier) / 200 lb / Unlimited / All-Tackle
Total Length: 160 inches / 13 feet, 4 inches
Fork Length: 135 inches / 11 feet, 3 inches
Girth: 78.5 inches / 6 feet, 6.5 inches
Estimated Formula Weight = fork length X (girth X girth) / 800:
Calculated Estimated Weight = 1040 lbs
Date of Capture: June 24, 2015
Angler / Team: Joseph Polk / Team True Blue