Tag Archive: Sport Fishing

When Fish Get Revenge!



” Sometimes the fish have the last laugh.”



” 3 — They don’t call bluefish “snappers” for no reason. In South Africa, where this video was taken, they call ‘em shad. Check out a bluefish determined to make this angler sing contralto. (You’ll have to turn your head 90 degrees to watch this one.) “

View the other nine videos of fish striking back at Sport Fishing Magazine

Fisherman’s Heaven: Viking Yacht’s 92′ Enclosed Bridge



The new Viking 92 EB





” There have been countless milestones in the 50 plus year history of the Viking Yacht Company, and among them is the launch of the new flagship, our 92 Enclosed Bridge Convertible. Beyond its impeccable style and thunderous performance, the largest Viking afloat today is truly the sum of its numbers.”



The new Viking 92 EB




” 6 spacious staterooms, each with a separate head and shower including a full-beam master suite “



The new Viking 92 EB




” 37 the overall length in feet of the enclosed bridge, which is longer than the first all fiberglass boat Viking built in 1971, the 33 Convertible

55 the length in feet of the Rupp outriggers

81 ft. 10 in.  waterline length

93 ft. 3 in.  length overall

238 square feet of the cockpit “
Learn all about this awesome fishing machine at Viking Yachts

New Records for Blue Marlin Releases Set Off Costa Rica





” A new record for blue marlin released in one year by a single boat has been established, according to Capt. Josh Temple, and within just five months.

  Reporting from home port of Los Suenos, Costa Rica, Temple tells Sport Fishing that anglers aboard the 60-foot Carol Libby— a Spencer and American Custom Yachts hybrid — on June 26 released billfish number 430.

  That breaks the record of 422 releases previously set by Capt. Bobby McGuinness on the Cazador out of Golfito in 2010. “



Enjoy this video of some of last year’s action aboard the Carol Libby …






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Australia’s government repeals plans that proposed to close more than 500,000 square miles of marine waters to recreational fishing.



” In a move lauded by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), newly elected leadership in Australia’s government announced that it will repeal the management plans that proposed to close more than 500,000 square miles of marine waters to recreational fishing. Australia’s government will redraft management plans that established the world’s largest system of marine reserve parks.

“ The global recreational fishing community should take a moment to appreciate this landmark move by the Australian government to correct the ill-conceived decision to close public waters to recreational fishing,” said ASA President and CEO Mike Nussman. “Australia’s efforts to establish a massive network of marine parks did not sufficiently recognize the social, economic and conservation benefits of recreational fishing, causing great concern to everyone involved in recreational fishing.” “












” Each year the month long, Seward tournament gets more competitive. This year the water was much cooler than normal and fishing in June was late to start. Business was a bit slow in the early part of the month but by the middle of the month it was full on and everyone was trying, hard to catch the big fish.

  Both Crackerjack Sport fishing Charters and Profish in Sea Charters have both run out of the same office for the last fifteen years. Owners, Captain Andy Mezirow, and Captain Steve Zernia have worked together for the last 20 years pioneering some of the best fishing areas in Seward and over the last 15 years, have expanded their businesses to include Seward’s top producing captains. Captains Nik Ranta, Kevin Knight, and Woody Wedin all deserve mention, having worked on the boats for over a decade and all made huge contributions to our groups success, including winning some of these tournament places.

  Crackerjack Voyager captured the largest halibut ever landed during the tournament, 337 pounds.”


2013 Cabo~Hatteras Billfish Shootout Tournament Review

” Friday afternoon at the Cabo~Hatteras marquee, the early log-on was well attended
and many were there to witness the Lord Mayor of Newcastle, Jeff McCloy and the
Mayor of Port Stephens, Bruce McKenzie wish Newcastle & Port Stephens Game Fish Club “all the best” for a successful tournament…. and what a success it was!!We were blessed with a 3 day window of fabulous weather that enabled a capacity fleet of 110 boats and 528 anglers to put to sea.110 boats and 528 anglers lifts this, the 2013 Cabo~Hatteras Billfish Shootout to an alltime record for the event.”



Graham and Carmen McCloy from Game & Leisure Boats presenting “Paceemo” with their Cheque for
$12,500 for Heaviest Marlin over 150kg

New Hatteras GT 54

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” Tuesday the 4th of December was a great day for Game & Leisure Boats and Hatteras in Australia. Tuesday was the day we launched the brand new Hatteras GT54, the first of this impressive model to arrive into Australia. We were delighted to showcase this stunning new vessel for her proud new owners and she will make her permanent home in Brisbane later this week.

What was even more exciting was that we had our great friends from New Guinea with us for the event, with their new GT54 arriving in PNG in January. We now can’t wait for the amazing new Hatteras 60 Motor Yacht to arrive mid this year. “



Guy Harvey Film Festival

Guy Harvey Film Festival Coming to St. Pete Beach


  “Legendary fisherman, artist and conservationist, Dr. Guy Harvey, will host a film festival at the Tradewinds Island Grand Resort on Saturday, September 15, 2012, in conjunction with the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Symposium. Two of Harvey’s award-winning documentaries will be featured along with trailers for his upcoming films. Admission is free but parking is limited and will cost $5 per car. The first film with be shown at 7:00 p.m. with the second showing immediately following an intermission.”