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October 17, 2014

US: caught a 597 lb bluefin tuna with a spin gear

Few days ago monster size 597 pound - 270 kilo was caught on board Capt. Dom Petrarca's boat off the Cape Cod area with spinning gear.

Just a couple of days ago and other big one of 423 pound - 191 kilo was also caught in the same area by Bobby Rice of Reel Deal Fishing Charters.

Seems that this is the only place in the world that this can be done this kind of fishing with positive results.

The incredible catches are for sure very remarkable because giant tunas, simply are too powerful, and dive too swiftly and deeply, to be caught on anything but heavy conventional tackle. For sure these two huge size bluefin tunas are the biggest ever caught with spinning gear.

The 597 pound tuna was caught in only one hour of fight thanks to the Capt.Petrarca ability and the shallow waters of the area.

Huge size bluefin off Nova Scotia, in Canada and in the Mediterranean sea are targeted in much deeper water, making the shallow water off Cape Cod  somewhat unique, and perhaps the only place the big fish can be successfully landed on spinning gear.

Capt. Petrarca, who runs Coastal Charters Sportfishing in Marshfield is an expert of this kind of spin fishing.

October 15, 2014

MOZAMBIQUE: caught a giant size black marlin

During the annual CADSAA fishing tournament in Mozambique, Africa a big marlin was caught.

The 824 lbs - 373 kilos was caught by angler Nick MacDonald aboard Roger MacDonald´s "Alladin". The fish took a live yellowfin tuna off Nhangosse and unfortunately come up dead.

This huge marlin won the CADSAA tournament!

US: sharks feeding frenzy in North Carolina

The past week close to Cape Lookout National Seashore off the coast of North Carolina, in US, some guys witnessed a shark feeding frenzy.

They stumbled across more than 80-100 sharks attacking a school of small fishes.

For more than five minutes, the sharks were observed swimming in and out of the surf, some of which became beached in the fury.

October 12, 2014

CANADA: caught record size blufin tuna

The IGFA Female Junior Angler Record for Bluefin tuna may have caught few days ago when 12 year old Jenna Gavin caught a giant bluefin weighing 618 pounds - 280 kilos , shattering the previous record by 189 pounds - 52 kilos. 

Jenna, the daughter of top Capt. John Gavin from "Giant Bluefin Tuna Charters" in Nuva Scotia, Canada, battled the bluefin tuna for over 2 hours as the tuna pushed her to the brink of tears throughout the fight. 

The pending record would top the previous junior female angler record for bluefin tuna which was caught back in 2002 by George Andrea in Sausset, France and weighed 430 pounds - 194 kilos.

October 11, 2014

FLORIDA: mullet run incredible video

This occurs every year on the east coast of Florida. You can see tarpon explode out of the water, huge hammerhead and bull sharks chasing tarpon and mullet, jacks in a total feeding frenzy and massive bait balls blowing up! 

October 10, 2014

SPAIN: angler caught a massive albino wels catfish

While fishing in Spain, angler Tom Herron, 68, after 45 minutes of fight finally hauled in the 8 feet long river monster wels catfish.

This catfish, caught during an angling holiday in River Segre, in Mequinenza, northeast of the country, tipped the scales at a whopping 221 pounds or 100 kilos.

It was the biggest albino they have ever seen caught on the river

Amazingly, just two hours before, another British angler, John Edwards had broken the world part-albino record with a specimen weighing 209 pounds  or 96.4 kilos.

Herron  fish had beaten the record of 205 pounds, set in November last year.

Albino wels catfish are not their own species of catfish, so there is no official world record for the lighter-colored fish.  This kind of catfish get its unusual appearance as a result of a genetic anomaly that causes the fish to lack pigment and thereby appear white.

Seems they are incredibly rare and are considered trophy fish.

The group of five anglers landed a total of 16 catfish, 5 of which were 200 pounds plus.

October 08, 2014

IRELAND: caught a record size skate

In this month of October the Irish common skate record has been broken with the capture of an huge  225 lb - 101.9 kg fish.

This big skate was caught by Irishman Billy Wallace who was fishing aboard "Kiwi Girl" during a day trip to a known mark in Donegal Bay, County Sligo.

The huge fish which was taken on a dead coalfish  soaked in Declan’s own fish oil cocktail, was the biggest of a 5 skates haul recorded by the crew.

The weight was estimated using an accepted formula from the wingspan and length measurements before the fish was returned alive, meaning this great catch will never be made official.

The official Irish record was caught back in 1913 off Ballycotton and weighed in at 221 lb - 100 kg.

AUSTRALIA: caught a giant black marlin of 1,016 lb

Off Cairns coats in Australia Capt. Sharky Miles on "Levante" weighed the 10 th Grander of this year, an huge black marlin of 1,016 pounds.

The big fish was caught on the famous "8 Ribbon Reef" on a trolled dead mackerel tuna by angler Gary Primms. The black marlin had a short measurement of 11.9 feet and with a girth of 76 inch.

WORLD RECORDS: hot catches of October 2014


Angler Kelvin Ng recently traveled from his home in Singapore to target the majestic taimen (Hucho taimen) in remote sections of Mongolia. During his trip, Ng caught a 104 cm beauty that could earn him the new All-Tackle Length record. Ng caught and released his fish on August 22nd, while fly fishing Mongolia’s Delgermoron River. The taimen ate an olive and black streamer fly and put up a tough 15 minute fight, before it could be subdued, documented, and released alive. The current IGFA record is 80 cm.

Canada’s Great Bear Lake, located in the Northwest Territories, is notorious for producing world record class lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush). Angler Michael Sadar experienced this first hand on August 21st, when he caught and released an enormous 108 cm laker that could potentially earn him the new All-Tackle Length record. After the fish crushed the chartreuse tube he was trolling, Sadar needed 15 minutes to subdue the trophy trout. Once boated, the fish was quickly measured, photographed, and released alive. The current IGFA record is 99 cm.

On September 17th, angler Candace Kern caught and released a beautiful 17.69 kg (39 lb) red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) that could potentially earn her the new women’s 8 kg (16 lb) tippet class record. Kern needed only 15 minutes to land the trophy redfish after it ate the black/purple fly she presented to the fish in the waters off Port Aransas, Texas, USA. The current IGFA record is 15.2 kg (33 lb 8 oz).

October 06, 2014

VIDEO: Monster Steelhead in small public creeks

Top fishing Guide Eric Haataja and angler Joe Schmidt go after some huge steelhead in tiny creeks in Wisconsin. 

They were using the spinning gear with spinners and spawn sacs.

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