Tag: Latest Sea Angling News

Scottish volunteer shark tagging project receives funding.

The Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network (SSACN – www.ssacn.org) are proud to announce they have received funding support for the next three years from Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to support their on-going, volunteer sea angler led, Scottish Shark Tagging Programme (SSTP – www.tagsharks.com). The SSTP project involves volunteers, sea […]

Mako Shark Caught Off Wales Makes BBC News

A mako shark caught off Pembrokeshire in Wales is believed to be the first of the species caught by an angler fishing around the British coastline for over 40 years. The two-metre-long fish, weighing around 200lb and reported by the BBC, was caught by Andy Griffith who was fishing aboard Andrew Alsop’s charter boat ‘White […]

71lb Halibut Caught Off Whitby

Big news from the north east English coast is the capture of this 71lb halibut off the port of Whitby.  Alan Machen was fishing five miles offshore using a 4.5in Sidewinder lure. While not big for a halibut (a 427-pounder was caught in Northern Norway last week) it’s a notable catch in UK waters, where it’s […]

Irish Record Spurdog

Dublin angler Tom Walsh had a Bank Holiday Monday to remember, bagging an Irish record spurdog weighing 24lb 6oz while fishing with Hamish Currie out of Red Bay. The current record of 10.6kg (23lb 12oz) was set in 2011 by Albert Koawenhourn, a Dutch angler fishing out of Red Bay with Hamish Currie. In fact the last […]

Mako Shark World Record Video

Texas angler Jack Johnson has beaten the world record for a Mako shark with a 1,323 pound fish caught off Southern California., USA. The 11-foot long Mako was hooked some 50 miles out of Huntington Beach aboard the charter boat Breakway, and leapt spectacularly some 25 feet clear of the water during a two and […]

Record German Salmon

Germany’s salmon record has been beaten with this 53.57lb giant taken off the Island of Rügen off the Pomeranian coast. The 123cm long fish to a trolled Rhino Mag Spoon fished by Wolfsburg angler Dieter Schmidt, who donated it to the local community. The mayor has decided to have it displayed in a local restaurant […]