Sport fishing

Miami angler lands giant tiger shark

Miami angler lands giant tiger shark

Miami angler lands 15 foot tiger shark LMR Tackle is reporting about the capture of a huge tiger shark in the Miami area. 15 feet in length and weighed over half a ton

South African Anglers face ban because of Chumming

South African Anglers face ban because of Chumming

CHUMMING CLOSE TO RECREATIONAL BATHING AREAS INCREASING THREAT TO PUBLIC   Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, News Release, 05. December 2011 The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is currently considering an urgent ban on fishing close to recreational beaches after it became apparent that chumming – a custom of throwing cut-up fish in the sea to catch

Okuma White Sands Tournament 2011

Okuma White Sands Tournament 2011

THE 2011 OKUMA JERVIS BAY GFC WHITE SANDS GAME FISHING TOURNAMENT

Shark tournament issues surface in Oak Bluffs

Shark tournament issues surface in Oak Bluffs

By Steve Myrick, The Martha’s Vineyard Times, 30. November 2011 A group called Vineyarders Against Shark Tournaments petitioned Oak Bluffs selectmen to declare the town-owned marina shark-free. Represented by Sally Apy and Stephen Maxner, the group asked selectmen, at their meeting Tuesday, November 29, to join an initiative promoting a “shark-free marina,” at which shark fishing

New Mississippi Fly Fishing Record for Lemon Shark

New Mississippi Fly Fishing Record for Lemon Shark

MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF MARINE RESOURCES News Release Contact: Jennifer Goldman Leirer 11‐121‐JGL Nov. 17, 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CMR Certifies Four State Saltwater Fishing Records BILOXI, Miss. – The Commission on Marine Resources (CMR) certified four Mississippi recreational saltwater fishing records during its November meeting. Mark Herrmann of Gulfport broke the state conventional tackle record

Bronze Whaler Shark caught off Port Lincoln SA

Bronze Whaler Shark caught off Port Lincoln SA

Two hours to land shark   Published by Port Lincoln Times, 15. November 2011 IT took Whyalla’s Andrew Sammut and Daniel Misan two hours to land this 180 kilogram bronze whaler shark off Cape Donington in the early hours of Saturday morning. They fell just shy of their aim to break a record in the

Great White Shark caught and released in Manhattan Beach

Great White Shark caught and released in Manhattan Beach

Great White Shark caught and released in Manhattan Beach California

Illegal Capture of Great White Shark in South Africa

Illegal Capture of Great White Shark in South Africa

Illegal Capture of Great White Shark in South Africa

Two New Georgia State Shark Records

Two New Georgia State Shark Records

Press Release by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Published on 25. August 2011. Anglers Set New Georgia Saltwater Gamefish Records Staff of the Constituent Services Program of the GA Department of Natural Resources/Coastal Resources Division have announced that three new state saltwater gamefish records have recently been set. Deborah Carpenter of Savannah, Georgia has

Angler catches big Mako Shark in California

Angler catches big Mako Shark in California

Angler catches big Mako Shark in California Isurus oxyrinchus 855 pounds San Onofre

Thresher Shark caught in France

Thresher Shark caught in France

Date: 29. August 2011 Location: Gruissan, Gulf of Lion (Mediterranean Sea), France. Species: Thresher shark ( Alopias vulpinus ). Size: 4.30 metres in length, 185 kg (407.855 lb). The catch was made 12 km offshore by the boat “l’Armissanot”. It took the angler about 5 hours to reel in the shark. Source and Photo: lindependant.fr

Record Porbeagle Shark in Denmark

Record Porbeagle Shark in Denmark

Date: 26. August 2011 Location: Thyborøn, Jutland, Denmark. Species: Porbeagle shark ( Lamna nasus ). Size: 94.5 kg  ( 208 lb  5.38 oz ) The angler caught this specimen about 100 nm out in the North Sea. It’s a potential new Danish record. ( current record: 47 kg caught in 2009 ). Source: fiskeavisen.dk and

6th annual Casco Bay Classic Sportfishing Tournament

6th annual Casco Bay Classic Sportfishing Tournament

Date: 18. – 20. August 2011 Location: Spring Point Marina, South Portland, Maine. Tournament Result ( Shark Category ) : 1st Place: Catch: Porbeagle shark – 400 pounds ( photo below ). Angler: Nelson Goodwin. Boat: Salt or Nothin, Capt. Richard Michaud. Note: There is a video of this specimen in our Video Section (HERE).

2011 Shark Scramble Tournament in Canada

2011 Shark Scramble Tournament in Canada

Location: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada . Date: 17. – 20. August 2011. 122 anglers participated in the tournament, 13 fishermen more than in the previous year. A total of 39 sharks were landed: 37 blue sharks, 2 mako sharks (previous year: 42 sharks). Here is a video (link) of the event. Tournament Result: 1st Place:

Teenager catches record sized blue shark

Teenager catches record sized blue shark

Shark Year Magazine, 18 August 2011. Fifteen-year-old Ethan Lynch may have broken a state record by catching a huge blue shark (Prionace glauca) off Newburyport in Essex County, Massachusetts. The impressive catch measured 12 foot long and weighed 458 pounds. The Massachusetts state’s current record-holder was 454 pounds and caught in 1996. Ethan was on