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Fisherman lands big Shark off Donegal Ireland

Fisherman lands big Shark off Donegal Ireland

30 July 2011. According to the ‘Donegal Daily’ (July 27), a big porbeagle shark Lamna nasus was caught off the coast of Fanad Head in Donegal County, Ireland last Sunday (July 24). The angler Don McCLoskey was fishing on the Swilly Explore when he hooked the estimated 300-pounds porbeagle. It took almost an hour...

Huge Thresher Shark caught in Florida

Huge Thresher Shark caught in Florida

27 July 2011. On July 24, a group of recreational fishermen landed a huge thresher shark off the coast of Dania Beach in Broward County, Florida. The 650-pounds shark measured 13 feet, 6 inches long and was caught in about 350 feet of water. This specimen represents a potential new Florida State Record. The...

25th Annual Monster Shark Tournament 2011

25th Annual Monster Shark Tournament 2011

Date: 21 – 23 July, 2011. Location: Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Tournament Shark Catches: 13 sharks (including two potential new Massachusetts Saltwater Fish Records for thresher and porbeagle shark) were brought to the weigh-in station: Nine thresher sharks, three mako sharks and a porbeagle shark. Thresher Sharks (Alopias vulpinus): Weight: 630 pounds. Boat:...

Ireland: 300 lb Porbeagle shark

Ireland: 300 lb Porbeagle shark

22 July 2011, International Fishing News: Last week Hamish Currie of Preadator II from Red Bay, Co. Antrim decided to try a new area for porbeagle shark just 22km north of Red Bay. It’s a piece of ground he had been looking at for some time in 170ft of water dropping off to 360ft....

Monster Shark Tournament Organizer Bites Back

Monster Shark Tournament Organizer Bites Back

The 25th Annual Monster Shark Tournament may be controversial, but it’s also a boon for business and opportunity for research.   By Christy Aumer, Martha’s Vineyard Patch. 22 July 2011. One of the largest offshore sport fishing events in New England, the Annual Monster Shark tournament, started Thursday at the Oak Bluffs Harbor, and...

Longfin Mako Shark killed in Alabama Tournament

Longfin Mako Shark killed in Alabama Tournament

21 July 2011, Shark Year Magazine. A few days ago, we reported that three specimens of the federally protected sandbar shark were killed on the first day (July 15) of the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo ( see here ). Now the same source is reporting that a longfin mako was caught and killed...

California Anglers catch 11 foot shortfin mako shark

California Anglers catch 11 foot shortfin mako shark

18 July 2011. On 17 July 2011, four fishermen from Orange County took the lead in this year’s Channel Islands Mako Shark Tournament by catching a huge shortfin mako (Isurus oxyrinchus) near Oxnard. The specimen measured 11 feet long and weighed in at 860 pounds. The team, captained by Chad Compton of La Mirada,...

Protected Sharks disallowed in Alabama Tournament – Sandbar sharks

Protected Sharks disallowed in Alabama Tournament – Sandbar sharks

16 July 2011 The Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo is currently taking place on Dauphin Island. This event is considered as one of the oldest and largest multi-species saltwater tournament in the country. According to al.com, three of the seven sharks brought to scales on Friday ( 15 July ) were disallowed because they...

Snug Harbor Shark Tournament 2011

Snug Harbor Shark Tournament 2011

Snug Harbor Shark Tournament 2011 Wakefield, Rhode Island. Thresher Shark (Alopias vulpinus) :1st Place ( and Grand Prize ): Size: 344 pounds

Montauk Marine Basin 41st Annual Shark Tag Tournament

Montauk Marine Basin 41st Annual Shark Tag Tournament

Location: Montauk, New York. This year, about 125 boats participated in the tournament, which took place at the Montauk Marin Basin.

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