Sport fishing

Landing 10-foot hammerhead – Texas

Landing 10-foot hammerhead – Texas

Landing 10-foot hammerhead The shark weighed between 450 and 500 pounds.The biggest one was a bull 6 feet, weighed 150 pounds.

Dutch Anglers Join SSACN Tagging Program

Dutch Anglers Join SSACN Tagging Program

News Release Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network (SSACN) 16 May, 2012 The Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network (SSACN) are proud to announce a collaboration with Sportvisserij Nederland (Royal Dutch Angling Association) which will extend their shark tagging event – Sharkatag – into Dutch waters. Shark stocks in the two countries have opposite records. Due to

Australia: Five mates hook monster shark near Eden

Australia: Five mates hook monster shark near Eden

By Aaron Langmaid, Herald Sun, 28. April 2012 A MONSTER mako shark dragged on to a boat by five stunned Victorian fishermen could be the biggest caught in Australia. But the amateur anglers cannot claim the record because they didn’t lure the big fish according to guidelines. Instead, the quintet of friends have been branded

Selectmen weigh expert view on Oak Bluffs Monster Shark tourney

Selectmen weigh expert view on Oak Bluffs Monster Shark tourney

Published by the Martha’s Vineyard Times, 28. March 2012 Division of Marine Fisheries biologist and well-known shark research scientist Greg Skomal provided the Oak Bluffs board of selectmen with an overview of the Oak Bluffs Monster Shark Tournament Tuesday. The board is evaluating a request by a group of Island residents, Vineyarders against shark tournaments,

Two New Potential IGFA Record Catches

Two New Potential IGFA Record Catches

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 28. March 2012 The following two Elasmobranch catches have been submitted to the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) for world record recognition. Date: 12. January 2012 Location: Kaipara Harbor, New Zealand. Species: Short-tailed stingray ( Dasyatis brevicaudata ). Size: 111 lbs 12 oz in weight, 106 cm in length. Angler

Huge Tiger Shark caught in Aussie Tournament

Huge Tiger Shark caught in Aussie Tournament

Huge Tiger Shark ( 587.50 kg ) caught in Aussie Tournament. The specimen (photo below) was caught on the 3rd day of the 2012 Nautilus Boat Insurance Interclub Tournament.

Florida angler lands massive mako shark

Florida angler lands massive mako shark

Florida angler lands big mako shark Isurus oxyrinchus. The mako shark was caught by the crew of the charter boat 'Captain Cadillac' (skippered by Capt. Billy Chapman ) about 25 miles off Islamorada.

Angler lands big mako shark in Louisiana

Angler lands big mako shark in Louisiana

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 24. February 2012 Date: 17. February 2012. Location: Louisiana, USA. Species: Shortfin mako shark ( Isurus oxyrinchus ). Size: 625 pounds in weight. The mako was caught in the waters off the Louisiana coast by the charter boat ‘Red Eye’ that is docked at Venice Marina. Venice is located approx.

New Mississippi State Record Mako Shark

New Mississippi State Record Mako Shark

CMR Certifies Three State Saltwater Fishing Records. Tim King of Ocean Springs set a new state conventional tackle record for Shortfin Mako with a 550‐pound fish on January 8, 2012.

South Australia limits shark fishing from metropolitan beaches

South Australia limits shark fishing from metropolitan beaches

Hindmarsh residents win shark fishing ban. A new ban on shark fishing from South Australian metropolitan beaches strikes the right balance between swimmers and recreational fishers, Steve Georganas said today.

300 kg Blue Pointer caught in Australia

300 kg Blue Pointer caught in Australia

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 03. February 2012 Date: 29. January 2012. Location: Apollo Bay, Victoria, Australia. Species: Shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus). Size: 2.90 metres in length and 294 kg in weight. According to the source, the mako was caught by the two sport-fishermen Jason Finch (28) and Neil Sturzaker (53) about 20-kilometres south-east

Potential New World Record Leopard Shark

Potential New World Record Leopard Shark

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 22. January 2012 On December 31, a potential new International Game Fish Association (IGFA) world record leopard shark Triakis semifasciata was landed by Maria de la Luz Johnson in San Diego Bay, California. She used a dead surfperch as bait. The record catch measured 162.56 cm in length and weighed

Big Mako Shark caught off Mississippi

Big Mako Shark caught off Mississippi

Coast fishermen land monster mako By KAREN NELSON, THE SUN HERALD, 08. January 2012 BILOXI — Recreational fishermen landed a mako shark Sunday believed to be about 600 pounds. They were fishing 85 miles out from Biloxi in an area known as the Horseshoes. Tim King, 45, of Ocean Springs hooked the monster shark, while

Shark Tournament in Tasmania

Shark Tournament in Tasmania

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 08. January 2012 6th Earlybird 1000 Shark Fishing Competition Date: 7. January 2012 Location: Mersey Yacht Club, East Devonport, Tasmania, Australia. Tournament Results : 1st Place: Species: Shortfin mako shark ( Isurus oxyrinchus ). Weight: 167.8 kg Angler: Matthew Charlesworth. Note: record weight for this competition (previous record: 119 kg)

World Record Mako Shark- Reproduced by Taxidermist in Florida

World Record Mako Shark- Reproduced by Taxidermist in Florida

Gray Taxidermy chosen to reproduce the current IGFA World Record Mako Shark – Craftsmanship at its Best   Press Release by Gray Taxidermy 13. December 2011 The current IGFA (International Game Fish Association ) World Record Mako was caught on July 21 back in 2001 during the “Oak Bluffs Monster Shark Tournament” off of Chatham,