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Rare Fish Caught From The Deep





” A rare fish was pulled from the deep in northeastern Canada and attracted a lot of attention. In fact this fish is believed to have only been caught twice. Nigel Hussey, a researcher with the Ocean Tracking Network, identified the mystery fish as a long-nosed chimaera.

‘Potentially, if we fish deeper, maybe between 1,000 and 2,000 metres (3,000 to 6,000 feet), we could find that’s there’s actually quite a lot of them there,’ University of Windsor researcher Nigel Hussey told CBC. ‘We just don’t know.’

The Rhinochimaeridae, commonly known as long-nosed chimaeras, are a family of cartilaginous fish. They are similar in form and habits to other chimaeras, but have an exceptionally long conical or paddle-shaped snout. The snout has numerous sensory nerve endings, and is used to find food such as small fish. The first dorsal fin includes a mildly venomous spine, used in defense.”


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Now Testicle-Eating Fish Related To The Piranha Is Caught In NEW JERSEY Lake Weeks After It Was Found In France



” A New Jersey pensioner hooked a massive surprise this weekend when he reeled in an exotic fish notorious for reportedly killing men by ripping off their testicles from a public park’s lake.

When 77-year-old Tom Boylan caught the 10-inch fish on Saturday he was struck by how much it looked like a piranha and took it home and stored it in his freezer overnight.

The next day he visited a local aquarium and was told the fish was in fact a pacu, known as the ‘Ball Cutter’, the pacu has reportedly been responsible for the deaths of two fishermen in the Pacific, who died from blood loss after the fish had bitten off their testicles.”

Creepy Sheepshead Fish Have Human-Like Teeth




” The Sheepshead fish (Archosargus probatocephalus), also known as “convict fish” because of its “prison stripes,” belongs to the family Sparidae which includes some even weirder fish. According to the Scientifiic American, some species of the family Sparidae experiment with forms of “LGBT” lifestyles that would shock anti-gay fundamentalists. Some are hermaphrodites while others change from female to male (progogyny), or from male to female (protandry).

Some members of the Sparidae family such as Salema porgy (Sarpa salpa), nicknamed “dreamfish” taste great, but you risk falling into a drug induced psychedelic trance if you eat the flesh. Scientific American reports that Salema porgy was used for recreational hallucinogenic purposes in the ancient Roman empire and was used in traditional Polynesian ceremonies.

Eating parts of Salema porgy, including the head, could cause a condition known as ichthyosarcotoxism or Ichthyoallyeinotoxism, a form of poisoning caused by toxins of the marine plankton Gambierdiscus toxicus. The poisoning, according to Scientific American, causes florid hallucinations and nightmares that could last several days.”





The Catcher, Caught: Incredible Moment Angler’s ARM Is Swallowed By A Fish He Tried To Grab By Hand



” This is the terrifying moment a fisherman was almost wrestled into the sea by a gigantic fish.

The mystery man was dangling his arm over the edge of a jetty, believed to be somewhere in Florida, as he tempted the fish with a morsel of bait.

Then, much to the horror of screaming onlookers, the monster leaps from the water and latches on to his arm, seemingly trying to drag him back to the water. “


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The Sport Fishing Photo Contest





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4. Please upload or have a high-resolution version of your photo available in case you win. Winning photos that do not have a high-resolution version available may not appear in Sport Fishing.


Each month, a panel of judges chosen from theSport Fishing editorial staff will pick a First Place winner. That lucky photographer will get a certificate for their choice ofCosta sunglasses!*

Two runner-up photos will also be chosen each month, and these winners will receive a one-year subscription to Sport Fishing magazine!*

Winners will also get a chance to see their photos featured in Sport Fishing magazine (space permitting).


The submission period for this month’s contest will end December 31, 2012  First place and runner-up photos will be chosen by Sport Fishing editorial staff by January 15, 2012. See Official Contest Rules here.

*Prize sunglasses and subscriptions are only available to winners that can provide a mailing address in the U.S. or Canada



Pictures: Rare “Cyclops” Shark Found




” Talk about a one-of-a-kind discovery—an extremely rare cyclops shark(pictured) has been confirmed in Mexico, new research shows.

The 22-inch-long (56-centimeter-long) fetus has a single, functioning eye at the front of its head—the hallmark of a congenital condition called cyclopia, which occurs in several animal species, including humans.

Earlier this year fisher Enrique Lucero León legally caught a pregnant dusky shark near Cerralvo Island (see map) in the Gulf of California. When León cut open his catch, he found the odd-looking male embryo along with its nine normal siblings. “He said, That’s incredible—wow,” said biologist Felipe Galván-Magaña, of the Interdisciplinary Center of Marine Sciences in La Paz, Mexico. “



"Cyclops" shark picture: fisher holding shark




Fisher Enrique Lucero León holds the cyclops shark next to researcher Bejarano-Álvarez.
León regards the cyclops shark as a prize, Galván-Magaña said, and has already preserved his oddity in alcohol.
"Lots of people want to buy the shark, but the fisherman says no."



We Compare 14 Soft-Sided Tackle-Storage Systems That Make Carrying Gear A Snap


tackle boxes


” Do you remember your first tackle box? I remember mine. It was a battered, old, Army-green metal box passed down from my father. It had a single metal latch on the lid, a thin, bent-wire handle and three rickety, fold-out trays. It wasn’t pretty — but it served me well, toting what few lures I owned safely back and forth to the water.
Things have a way of changing over time, though. Today, metal boxes are a thing of the past. And while the hard-shell, molded-plastic tackle box that took its place is still used by many anglers, fishermen are turning more often to soft-sided tackle-storage systems.
There are many compelling reasons why ”





Southport 29 CC




” As we motored toward the Kennebec Tavern & Marina in Bath, Maine, I could see the Southport 29 on the outside dock, tugging gently at its lines. The rich, maroon hull against the searing white of the deck and console gave it a crisp, regal look in the mid-August sun.I was not surprised at all to step aboard and see that quality carried through the design and layout of this yacht-like fishing machine. And I was pleased to know I’d be fishing from and around this new center-console for the next three days to generate a photo gallery and upcoming 2013 feature article about Northeast sharking. “




 ” Between trips offshore on flat-calm seas and treks up the Kennebec River to plumb cooler depths for stripers, I was able to wrestle the helm away from my fellow anglers long enough to tick off the items on my boat-test checklist.
Time to plane: Depending upon whether I ran into the tide or with it, my measurements ranged from 3.8 to 4.6 seconds, for an average of 4.2 seconds. The boat, powered by twin Yamaha 300s, carried three adults, 170 gallons of fuel, tackle and gear. “

An Overview Of All-Tackle IGFA World Records…



 ” While there have been bigger marlin landed commercially and by recreational anglers not in accordance with IGFA rules, pictured below are the leading big fish, officially speaking. These are the certified all-tackle world records for black, Atlantic and Pacific blue, striped and white marlin. They represent the ultimate benchmarks for anglers chasing the world’s biggest fish.”



Black Marlin


biggest black marlin

Weight: 1560 pounds

Angler: Alfred Glassell, Jr.

Location: Cabo Blanco, Peru

Date: August 4, 1953

Notes: Glassel, Jr. of Houston boated this behemoth after a one hour and forty-five minute fight. The 174-inch fish fell for a mackerel trolled in the once-legendary Black Marlin Boulevard off Cabo Blanco.



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