ROFFS™ Fishy Times Newsletter – 83rd Edition – Updated Videos/Catch Reports, Female Angler Wins White Marlin Open & Huge Tiger Shark NEWS
Updated Videos on ROFFS™.com – Be Sure to Check Out the “Hot News” Button on the ROFFS™ Homepage Swordfish Stuck in Oil Rig! What do you do when a swordfish gets stuck in your oil rig?? Video Courtesy: Boat Krazy | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now!
Prawn Invasion! Prawn Invasion! Video Courtesy: Prawn Fishing Kaki | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now!
Rare White Whale! Rare white whale spotted off the coast of Australia! Video Courtesy: Mashable | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video on our website now! Shark Chases Tarpon! Charter Capt. Scott Collins shot this amazing video of a hammerhead shark chasing a tarpon near the 7-mile bridge in the Keys. Video Courtesy: Suzanne Boyd | Facebook Please click HERE to watch the video and read the article on our website now! Virginia Beach Angler is the First Woman to Win the White Marlin Open Article Courtesy: hamptonroads.com | By Lee Tolliver | Originally published: August 8, 2015
Waiting is always the hardest part.
It took Cheryl McLeskey only 10 minutes to reel in a 94-pound white marlin Wednesday. But the hours that trickled by on Thursday and Friday were excruciating, as she and the team on the Backlash waited to see whether the fish she caught would hold on as the leader in the White Marlin Open.
At stake was $1.1 million.
Team Backlash didn’t fish the last two days because of rough seas.
Early Friday evening, as the final boats pulled into the Harbour Island Marina docks in Ocean City, Md., during a huge party, the word finally came – no other teams had caught a white marlin bigger than McLeskey’s.
Team Backlash erupted in celebration upon learning it would take home the top prize in one of the East Coast’s biggest billfish tournaments. This year’s open featured 307 teams competing for $3.8 million in prizes.
McLeskey became the first female winner, and her fish was the third largest ever caught in the event.
Above: Cheryl McLeskey’s 94-pound white marlin caught Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, was enough to claim the win at the 42nd annual White Marlin Open. (Courtesy photo)
Please click here to read more on Backlash’s win in the 2015 Ocean City White Marlin Open on our website now! Huge Tiger Shark Reportedly Pulled from waters off Tweed Coast Article courtesy: 9news.com | Originally Published: August 12, 2015
Images of what appears to be a gigantic Tiger shark have surfaced, with NSW north coast locals claiming it was caught by a commercial fisherman off Nine Mile Beach on the Tweed Coast.
Pictures, posted to Facebook, appear to show the 4-5m long shark taking up the entirety of a fishing boat’s deck and still covered in fishing lines.
Byron Bay-based Positive Change for Marine Life has claimed the photos were snapped after the shark was caught by a drum line off the Tweed Coast, but the timing of the catch is still unknown.
“It looks to be a licensed commercial shark fishing boat from the ID of the boat,” the group’s CEO, Karl Goodsell said.
Mr Goodsell said the commercial fisherman who caught the Tiger shark would have been operating under Ocean Trap and Line Fishery regulations.
A Byron Bay resident posted the photos to his Facebook page with the tag “Yes – it’s real”. He said he believed the Tiger shark was caught “three or four days” ago.
Above: Images of the Tiger shark | Source: Facebook
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