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Photos: Fishermen Catch Large Blue Marlin

Photos: Fishermen Catch Large Blue Marlin

[Written by Don Burgess] “It’s a total shock!” - That was the reaction from brothers Allan and Delvin Bean when they caught a huge blue marlin earlier this week. The Beans were in the boat Nothing’s Easy in between Argus and Challenger Banks when they received a tug on their line. Delvin told Bernews, “We knew we had something special form... Read more of this article

Fourteen Pound Lobster Caught And Released

Fourteen Pound Lobster Caught And Released

A massive 14 pound lobster was recently caught in Bermuda’s waters by Sanctuary Marine, with the super sized lobster released after being caught accidentally. In explaining how the lobster was caught, Sanctuary Marine’s Captain Matthew Jones told Bernews, “The lobster was caught accidentally on a live white grunt while hand-line fishing... Read more of this article

Video: 625 Pound Marlin Earns Tournament Prize

Video: 625 Pound Marlin Earns Tournament Prize

American Stephanie Choate of Florida hooked a 625-pound marlin in the Bermuda Billfish Blast yesterday, taking home a jackpot prize purse on the 4th of July. Because Day 1 of the Bermuda Billfish Blast [July 4] coincides with the World Cup Blue Marlin Championship, Ms Choate was simultaneously competing with anglers from around the world. Her catch... Read more of this article

Alex Wilks Sets New Spearfishing World Record

Alex Wilks Sets New Spearfishing World Record

Alex Wilks has set a new International Underwater Spearfishing Association world record in Bermuda after spearing an African Pompano that weighed in at 18.1 kg [39.8 lbs] to capture the record in the ‘Men Sling / Polespear’ category. According to the International Underwater Spearfishing Association website, Mr. Wilks said, “I was... Read more of this article

Photos: Fishermen Catch 741 Pound Marlin

Photos: Fishermen Catch 741 Pound Marlin

Commercial fishermen on board the Shake Down reeled in a 741 pound marlin today [July 10], with fisherman Edward Barnes saying they were “out fishing and happened to get lucky.” Mr. Barnes told Bernews, “I was fishing on the Shake Down, a local Bermuda boat in the Bermuda Big Game Classic. We were out fishing for big marlin and we... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Blue Marlin Donated For Study

Photos & Video: Blue Marlin Donated For Study

A Blue Marlin donated by the Billfish Tournament to the Ocean Vet team for research was hoisted for delivery to the Spanish Point Boat Club on July 11, with the 573 pound fish requiring a team of workers and several pieces of equipment to get it loaded and moved. Once the fish arrived at its destination, the Ocean Vet team dissected the fish, with footage... Read more of this article

“National Fisherman” Features 1000lb Bluefin

“National Fisherman” Features 1000lb Bluefin

National Fisherman magazine is featuring Bermudian commercial fisherman David Soares following his 1000lb bluefin tuna catch late last year. In December 2013, Mr. Soares, on board the Kerry D, caught a massive bluefin tuna that tipped the scales at 1003.5lbs. Mr. Soares reeled in the fish single-handedly after a two hour battle off Challenger Banks;... Read more of this article

Video: Rare Footage Of Elusive Ocean Oarfish

Video: Rare Footage Of Elusive Ocean Oarfish

The rare capture of footage of a giant oarfish in California serves as a reminder of when an oarfish washed up in Bermuda 150 years ago; creating a frenzy as it was thought to be a “sea serpent”. The oarfish observers were kayaking as part of a tour with the Shedd Aquarium in Baja, California and the video was posted online on Monday [Apr... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Giant Sunfish Washes Up

Photos & Video: Giant Sunfish Washes Up

[Updated with video] What appears to be a sunfish has washed up at John Smiths Bay, with the giant sea creature found laying on the beach earlier today [Mar 29]. While we have not confirmed exactly what it is with officials yet, unofficial reports suggest it is probably a sunfish.According to National Geographic, sunfish [also called mola] are the... Read more of this article

70lb Wahoo Grabs Spearfishing World Record

70lb Wahoo Grabs Spearfishing World Record

[Updated] James Adams’ 70.2 lb wahoo has earned him a place in the International Underwater Spearfishing Association’s [IUSA] record books, with his catch last last year classified as the world record in the Sling/Polespear wahoo category. Spearfishing is an ancient method of fishing that has been used for centuries, with early civilizations... Read more of this article

David Soares Catches 1003.5lb Bluefin Tuna

David Soares Catches 1003.5lb Bluefin Tuna

Christmas came early for one local fisherman today [Dec 22], with David Soares, on board the Kerry D, reeling in a massive bluefin tuna that tipped the scales at 1003.5lbs.It was caught off Challenger Banks at about 10am this morning, with Mr Soares reeling in the fish single-handedly after a two hour battle. It was brought to shore at the Spanish... Read more of this article

856lb Marlin Caught During Today’s Tournament

856lb Marlin Caught During Today’s Tournament

The Bermuda Big Game Classic got underway today [July 11], with the big catch of the day weighing in at 856lbs. Caught by Martin Estis on board Capt. Andrew Dias “Triple Play”, the fish was brought ashore at 5:30pm today and weighed in at Barrs Park.The Bermuda Big Game Classic is a three-day, big-fish team event with top-team honours... Read more of this article

668lb Marlin Caught In Bermuda Wins World Cup

668lb Marlin Caught In Bermuda Wins World Cup

Kevin Gaylord from North Carolina — aboard the “Blank Check” — reeled in a 668 lbs blue marlin which was the winning catch in this year’s Blue Marlin World Cup. The tournament allows anglers anywhere in the world to enter. Teams fish for 8 hours and the heaviest blue marlin over 500 pounds takes all the winnings, which this year... Read more of this article