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2014 Big Fish Bonanza in NSW Australia

2014 Big Fish Bonanza in NSW Australia

Location: Lake Macquarie Game Fishing Club, Swansea, NSW, Australia. Date: 01. – 02. February 2014 There were 43 boats and 160 anglers competing in this year’s Big Fish Bonanza held out of Swansea in New South Wales, Australia. Overall 19 marlins, Istiophoridae family, were tagged / released and only two marlins were brought to the

Civilscape Early Bird Shark Tournament 2014

Civilscape Early Bird Shark Tournament 2014

Civilscape Early Bird Shark Competition Date: 18. January 2014 Location: Mersey Yacht Club, Devonport, Tasmania, Australia. 53 boats went out from the Mersey Yacht Club for the shark competition. Heaviest Shark : Species: Shortfin mako shark ( Isurus oxyrinchus ) Weight: 63.4 kg Angler:  Zane Carter Boat:  Big Kahuna Note: the only mako weighed in

New State Record Bull Shark Caught in Mississippi

New State Record Bull Shark Caught in Mississippi

News Release Mississippi Department of Marine Resources 19. September 2013 —————————- State Fishing Records Certified BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources certified three Mississippi recreational saltwater fishing records during its September meeting this week. Cecily O’Brien of Pascagoula broke the state conventional tackle record for Gulf Toadfish with a 2-pound, 3-ounce fish.

Shark Identification Videos – Part 2

Shark Identification Videos – Part 2

A series of short videos to help folks distinguish different species of sharks As in our previous post (see Part 1 here), Captain Mark Sampson is describing how to identify certain shark species and to distinguish between similar-looking species. Smooth Hammerhead Shark Identification — Tiger Shark Identification — Spiny Dogfish Identification — Nurse Shark Identification

Casco Bay Classic 2013

Casco Bay Classic 2013

The annual Casco Bay Classic Sportfishing Tournament 2013 Location: Spring Point Marina, South Portland, Maine, USA. Date: 15. – 17. August 2013 Shark Results: 1st Place: Species: Mako shark ( Isurus oxyrinchus ) Weight: 217 lbs Boat: Endorfin, Capt. Brian McLaughlin                       —————- 2nd Place:

2013 Shark Scramble in Canada

2013 Shark Scramble in Canada

 Yarmouth Shark Scramble 2013 Location: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. Date: 14. – 17. August 2013 Tournament Results: 146 participants and 19 boats were registered for this event. A total of 56 sharks were brought to the weigh-in station, amounting to 13,777 pounds. Heaviest Catches : 1st Place: Species: Shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus) Weight: 444

2013 Recreational Shark Size Limits

2013 Recreational Shark Size Limits

Public Notice The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Service 26. July 2013 —————– The Secretary of Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), pursuant to COMAR 08.02.22.04B and in conjunction with the National Marine Fisheries Service, announces new size limits for certain sharks. Effective at 12:01 am August 1, 2013, the minimum fork length for

Oak Bluffs Monster Shark Tournament 2013

Oak Bluffs Monster Shark Tournament 2013

 27th Annual Monster Shark Tournament Date: 18. – 20. July 2013. Two fishing days ( 19. and 20. July ). Location: Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA. Tournament Results : A total of 12 sharks were weighed in over two days: Eight specimens ( six makos and two porbeagles ) on 19. July and four

Snug Harbor Shark Tournament 2013

Snug Harbor Shark Tournament 2013

 2013 Snug Harbor Marina Shark Tournament Date: 06.- 07. July 2013 Location: Snug Harbor Marina, Wakefield, Rhode Island, USA. Tournament Results : Grand Prize and Mako 1st : Species: Shortfin mako shark ( Isurus oxyrinchus ) Weight: 260 lbs Angler: Andrew Miller Boat: Dusky                      

Brett T. Bailey Mako Rodeo 2013

Brett T. Bailey Mako Rodeo 2013

12th Annual Brett T Bailey Mako Rodeo Date: 14. – 16. June 2013 Location: Hoffman’s Marina West, Brielle, New Jersey, USA Tournament Results : Participants: 52 boats participated in this year’s BTB Mako Rodeo. Total Payout: The Brett T. Bailey Foundation paid out over $30,000 in prize money. ——————– According to the organizer, hundreds of

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