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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

Photos: 547lb, 641lb, 668lb Marlin Weighed In

Photos: 547lb, 641lb, 668lb Marlin Weighed In

[Updated with photos/info/video] With more than $300,000 prize money on the line, three marlins weighing over 500lbs were landed today [July 4], as the World Cup Blue Marlin Championship is underway with 46 teams in Bermuda competing with anglers around the world. The “Sea Toy” pulled into Albouy’s Point at around 10.30am with a 547lb... Read more of this article

351lb Bluefin Tuna Reeled In On “Tightline”

351lb Bluefin Tuna Reeled In On “Tightline”

Local fishermen on board the “Tightline” reeled in a 351 lb bluefin tuna this morning [Mar 13]. Peter Lewis, Aaron Lewis, Lawson Williams and Stephen Heinz were out commercial fishing when they hooked the fish at around 8am in the Argus Bank area.The fishermen took about 35 minutes to land the bluefin, and it was transported to shore,... Read more of this article

329lb Bluefin Tuna Caught On Challenger Banks

329lb Bluefin Tuna Caught On Challenger Banks

Earlier today [Feb 7] Darryl Steynor and Brian Hines — co-owners of the fishing vessel “SpellBound” — reeled in a 329lb bluefin tuna in the Challenger Banks area. The two — who have been fishing together for over 10 years — caught the giant bluefin at around 9am this morning. Using an 80lb test line, the fish took... Read more of this article

Queen Of Hearts 768lb Marlin Wins World Cup

Queen Of Hearts 768lb Marlin Wins World Cup

For the second time in five years, the Bermuda based team aboard Queen Of Hearts won in the world wide Blue Marlin World Cup Championship. Teams from around the globe compete annually each July 4 for eight hours in their time zone to see who can land the largest blue marlin, with hundreds of thousands of dollars at stake. It was the seventh win for... Read more of this article

Videos: Anglers Reel In 556lb & 768lb Blue Marlins

Videos: Anglers Reel In 556lb & 768lb Blue Marlins

The Bermuda Billfish Blast kicked off earlier this week, and yesterday [July 4] two massive blue marlins were reeled in. The Queen of Hearts 768lb blue marlin was the biggest catch of the day, with caught Paradise One bringing in the second largest at 556lbs – which is pictured below.The captain and crew of the Queen of Hearts currently leads... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: 1289lb Blue Marlin Caught

Photos/Video: 1289lb Blue Marlin Caught

[Updated] Dozens of people lined the PW dock on Front Street, after a visiting group aboard the “Seafari” reeled in a 1289lb Blue Marlin this afternoon [May 30]. Well known local fisherman Alan Card was aboard the 70-foot Betram assisting as a local guide, and said it was the largest blue marlin he had personally seen caught in his career.- The... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Fisherman Catches 920lb Tuna

Photos/Video: Fisherman Catches 920lb Tuna

[Updated with video] Off Argus Banks today [Feb.1], lone fisherman Andrew Card spent two hours fighting a giant 10-foot-long Bluefin Tuna, winning the battle and finally landing the fish. However, by the time the determined fisherman got the big fish to the surface, hungry sharks had bitten off portions of the tuna’s tail. At dockside, even with... Read more of this article

Sea ‘Beast’: Bermuda & The Giant Squid

Sea ‘Beast’: Bermuda & The Giant Squid

Although the novel lacked what critics called “the maxillary crunch” of its predecessor “Jaws’, Peter Benchley’s Bermuda-based 1991 eco-thriller “Beast” was a man-eating sea monster story with an environmental moral. The title creature — a 100-foot giant squid — only moves up the food chain to begin... Read more of this article

Video: Fishermen Catch 550lb Shark

Video: Fishermen Catch 550lb Shark

[Graphic video warning] Yesterday at the Robinson’s Marina Fishing Tournament the team aboard ‘Sea Horse III’, reeled in a tiger shark which we measured at 11 foot long, wasn’t weighed however many veteran fishermen in attendance estimated its weight at 400 – 500lbs, and we understand the shark was officially documented at 550lbs. You... Read more of this article

Photo Gallery: 550lb 11 Foot Tiger Shark

Photo Gallery: 550lb 11 Foot Tiger Shark

The Robinson’s Marina Fishing Tournament was held today [July 18] and the highlight of the day was the massive tiger shark reeled in by the team aboard Sea Horse III. The shark, which we measured at 11 foot long, wasn’t weighed however many veteran fishermen in attendance estimated its weight at 300 – 400lbs, with some estimating the... Read more of this article