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Florida: Delray Beach poses restrictions on landbased shark fishing

Florida: Delray Beach poses restrictions on landbased shark fishing

Shark Year Magazine, 05. June 2014   On Tuesday night ( 03. June ), Delray commissioners banned shore-based shark fishing within 300 feet of the public beach and within 300 feet of Atlantic Dunes Park. The related Ordinance No. 14-14 even says that all accidental shark catches must be cut loose. Although I am...

Results of the 2014 Ocean City Shark Tournament

Results of the 2014 Ocean City Shark Tournament

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 02. June 2014   34th Annual Ocean City Shark Tournament Location: Ocean City Fishing Center, Maryland, USA. Date: 29. to 31. May 2014 18 boats participated in this year’s Ocean City Shark Tournament. The entry fee was reduced from $650 to $575. The total payout for all categories...

Man pulls aggressive 8-foot bull shark onto Indian Shores beach

Man pulls aggressive 8-foot bull shark onto Indian Shores beach

  INDIAN SHORES —  A 21-year-old Pinellas County fisherman said he caught an 8-foot bull shark off Indian Shores beach on Monday and took a cell phone picture holding open its jaws as proof. “The mouth on that shark was pretty intimidating,” Jesse Wright said. “It had some pretty bad looking teeth.” Wright said...

805 pound mako shark caught on Panhandle beach

805 pound mako shark caught on Panhandle beach

SANTA ROSA COUNTY — A Panhandle fisherman recently reeled in quite a catch: An 11-foot, 805-pound mako shark. But Joey Polk and the two cousins who helped him reel in the huge catch last week off a Gulf Coast beach would rather keep the feat quiet. The Santa Rosa County fisherman is concerned with...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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:...

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