Sport fishing

New World Record Bonnethead Shark caught in Florida

New World Record Bonnethead Shark caught in Florida

Helmut 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

New Maryland State Record Scalloped Hammerhead Shark

New Maryland State Record Scalloped Hammerhead Shark

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Office of Communications Angler Catches State Record Scalloped Hammerhead at White Marlin Open Breaks previous record by 12.5 pounds Ocean City, Md. (August 28, 2012) ─  Scott Cusick of Jackson, NJ set a new Maryland State record by reeling in a scalloped hammerhead shark weighing 266 pounds, eight ounces, at

Yarmouth Shark Scramble 2012

Yarmouth Shark Scramble 2012

Location: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. Date: 15.-18. August 2012 ( weigh-ins only on 18. August ). Tournament Results: 17 boats and 135 anglers participated in the tournament.  48 sharks were caught, only one mako shark  ( 216 lbs ). First Place : Species: Blue shark ( Prionace glauca ). Weight: 429 lbs Angler: Ian McNicol

Outcast Mega Shark Tournament 2012

Outcast Mega Shark Tournament 2012

7th Annual Outcast Mega Shark Tournament. Location: Palafox Pier and Yacht Harbor, Pensacola, Florida. Date: 02. - 07. August 2012 (three days of fishing) Tournament Results: According to the source, over 100 sharks were tagged and released over the weekend. 16 sharks were brought to the weigh-in station, nine of them are listed below.

Shark Smart Marina Initiative

Shark Smart Marina Initiative

June 2012, TO THE INDUSTRY: The national Shark Free Marina movement is sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States, Pew Environmental Group, and supported by Guy Harvey, and Doug Olander of Sport Fishing Magazine. The effort is to have marinas register as being “shark free” and not allowing any shark to be brought

26th Annual Oak Bluffs Monster Shark Tournament

26th Annual Oak Bluffs Monster Shark Tournament

Date: 19. – 21. July 2012. Location: Oak Bluffs Marina, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA. According to the organizer, 103 boats were registered . The fishermen brought in a total of 16 sharks, but only nine specimens met the minimum weight requirement for the tournament. List of the five heaviest shark catches: Species: Porbeagle shark (

World Record Silvertip Shark caught in East Africa

World Record Silvertip Shark caught in East Africa

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 16. July 2012 Date: 16. November 2011. Location: Latham Island, Tanzania. Species: Silvertip shark (Carcharhinus albimarginatus). Weight: 186.20 kg ( 410 lbs 7 oz ). In last November, Andrea Pellegrini caught a record-sized silvertip shark (Carcharhinus albimarginatus) while fishing aboard the „Boomerang“ near Latham Island, which is located about 45

Snug Harbor Shark Tournament 2012

Snug Harbor Shark Tournament 2012

31st annual Snug Harbor Shark Tournament Date: 07. – 08. July 2012 Location: Snug Harbor Marina, Wakefield, Rhode Island, USA. Tournament Results: – 71 teams entered this year’s tournament – over 70 fish were tagged and released Grand prize winner ( also heaviest thresher shark ) : Species: Thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus) Weight: 335 lbs

Savannah Woman sets Georgia State Record for Tiger Shark

Savannah Woman sets Georgia State Record for Tiger Shark

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 09. July 2012 Date: 03. June 2012 Location: Georgia, USA. Species: Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier). Weight: 190 lbs 0 oz The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has recently certified a new women’s state record for tiger sharks with a 190 lbs specimen caught on June 3rd. Pam Page of Savannah

Montauk Marine Basin Tournament 2012

Montauk Marine Basin Tournament 2012

MONTAUK MARINE BASIN 2012 42ND ANNUAL SHARK TAG Location: Montauk Marine Basin, 426 West Lake Dr. Montauk, New York, USA. Date: 28.- 30. June 2012 Tournament Results: Largest Fish Overall Species: Thresher shark. Weight: 448 lbs Boat: Siren Angler: Andy Darose. Note: also largest thresher shark. Largest Mako Shark Weight: 201 lbs Boat: Third Wish

Big Mako Sharks caught in Californian Waters

Big Mako Sharks caught in Californian Waters

Notice on two big mako shark catches made by recreational fishermen off southern California. Specimen No. 1 Date: 2nd July 2012 Location: Marina del Rey, Los Angeles County, California Species: Shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus) Size: estimated 800 to 900 lbs in weight. Sportfishermen caught this huge mako shark about 15 miles off the coast

Shark ID Puzzle – Great White or Mako Shark landed in Long Island

Shark ID Puzzle – Great White or Mako Shark landed in Long Island

Did New York Anglers Mistakenly Kill a Protected Great White Shark ? In early June, sportfishermen caught and killed what they believed to be a young mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus) off the coast of the U.S. state of New York.

Giant Mako Shark caught off Rhode Island

Giant Mako Shark caught off Rhode Island

Date: 24. June 2012. Location: Block Island, Rhode Island, USA. Species: Shortfin mako shark ( Isurus oxyrinchus ). Weight: 996 lbs 8 oz The specimen was caught by the crew of the boat 'Bottom Line' in the J & B Sharkfest Tournament. It's a potential new Rhode Island State Record for this species. The current record is held by...

Star Island Shark Tournament 2012

Star Island Shark Tournament 2012

26th Annual Shark Tournament 2012 Date: 14.-16. June 2012 (two days of fishing). Location: Star Island Yacht Club & Marina, Montauk Point, New York, USA. Tournament Results: Participants: A total of 156 boats ( approx. 1,000 anglers) participated in this year’s Star Island Shark Tournament.

Brett T Bailey Mako Rodeo 2012

Brett T Bailey Mako Rodeo 2012

11th Annual Brett T Bailey Mako Rodeo Location: Hoffman’s Marina, Brielle, New Jersey, USA. Date: 15. – 16. June 2012 Tournament Results: Mako (Isurus oxyrinchus) Division: Weight: 224.5 lbs Boat: Sweet Melissa                   ———————————————————– Weight: 214 lbs Boat: Mary Lou Crew