Catching Mako Sharks is a risky venture at any time, but in Bass Strait those crazy Tasmanians catch some ridiculously big sharks out of trailer boats. Peter Morse joins Mason and some local shark fishermen and uses fly rods and big game fishing tackle on a couple of Bass Strait monsters. Turns out those Tasmanians really know what they’re doing and he experiences some great fishing."
The Columbia River is famous as one of the best sturgeon fisheries in the world, but these prehistoric monsters have a long breeding cycle and stocks of these fish are susceptable to collapse. Cody meets up with a representative of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to learn about the need to manange the stocks of these fish, and what sportsmen and women can do to help protect them.
For the Sport of It
This amazing film follows Capt Mark Martin as he attempts to catch a Mako Shark on a fly rod off the San Diego coast and includes some of the most spectacular fly fishing footage you're ever likely to see. At the same time we get an insight into how attitudes are changing in the world of shark fishing: where once sharks were killed, now catch and release is gaining ground.
The Big Fish
The Big Fish takes us to the Million Dollar Month international fishing tournament in the Cayman Islands where 100 boats with 300 anglers competed for huge cash prizes. The event was founded in 1984 and ran til 1997 and this is a fascinating snapshot of one of the premier money tournaments for big game fishing. On the morning of the first of 30 days fishing, the boats congregate offshore at Georgetown, waiting for the start before heading off to their chosen spots. On the first day, plenty of Wahoo, Dorado and a couple of White Marlin are also caught. On day 2, we join the Hooker's team who make an early start, and get Eugene into a strong fight with a 200lb Marlin which was safely released. At the weigh in that day plenty of other species have been caught, including a 73lb Tuna for a local angler. The competition continues in earnest but will anyone claim the $1m prize? Please note - this film was filmed in the 1980's when attitudes to the catch and release of Marlin were a little different to today.
Bluefin Tuna on the Fly
Having travelled the world chasing fish, the people in this film believed that they had experienced the very best of what fly fishing has to offer. But then the long absent bluefin tuna returned to the waters off the coast of the France's Pays Basque. Catching bluefin tuna on the fly would turn out to be the best of all.
Henry has been invited to join Capt Chris Morrison to fish the Marathon Sharkathon Tournament in the Florida Keys. The winners are the pair that catch the most sharks over 5ft in a one day event. Tiger, Hammerhead, Bull, Black Tip and Lemon are the five shark species that qualify. The pair get off to a flying start as Chris hooks a nice Bull Shark with his first cast, but then things slow down so he decides to move to a new marque. It works and Henry gets into a hard fight with a Black Tip, and after Chris nabs one of his own the day just gets better and better with the highlight being a double hook up of giant Bulls, will all this be enough to get Henry and Chris into the prizes? There are also plenty of facts and figures in an 'everything you want to know about sharks' section and chef Brad Townsend shows how to prepare Curry Crusted Snook. To watch Keys Shark Tournament now, just login or join
Cody's back with Day One Out Doors Season 2, the fishing show that takes things right down to basics. In this series Cody heads further afield - as far as Samoa, for some warm water fishing - and explores some of the different species that are to be found in his native Oregon, including landlocked salmon and the mighty sturgeon
In this episode Des is joined by his good mate Keith on an adventure into the Celtic Deeps in the Irish Sea fishing for sharks. They're onboard The Antlantic Blue, skippered by Andy Truelove out of Dale, a beautiful village on the Pembrokeshire coast. It's a two and a half hour trip out to the Deeps where Andy thinks they will have a very good chance of catching a Blue Shark or two and possibly a Porbeagle. But the journey isn't dull, as there's quite often dolphins and whales to be seen. Andy recommends drift fishing, letting the boat follow the wind and the currents, hoping he can attract the sharks with the scent trail he is leaving with the chum in his 'Rubby Dubby' bag. They are using mackerel deadbaits, with the tails chopped off to stop them spinning and the bellies cut open to create as much scent as possible, dropped to a depth of around 50 feet. They've got four rods out at various distances from the boat and its one of Des's that's first to go. it's not one of the monsters they are hoping for but a nice 'bluey' none the less. The sighting of a Fin Whale creates some excitement but not as much as the bend in Keith's rod as he's into his first ever shark. The successful boating off a bluey in the region of 50lbs leaves him "chuffed to bits". Des adds another blue shark but is desperately hoping he can hook a Porbeagle Shark. His dream comes true towards the end of the day as he boats a lovely fish around the 40lb mark. Then Keith hooks the biggest Blue Shark of the day, just as they are about to head for home. To watch Celtic Sharks now, just login or join
In this first exclusive film for Fishing TV, Darcizzle and her team head out to a known shark fishing mark off the coast of Palm Beach, Florida. The mission is to hook up to some bull sharks, famed for their hard fighting and agression. They also take the time to harvest a bit of shark bait along the way. Darcizzle talks through the various baits, chums and tackle that they use to attract sharks to the boat and entice a bite, and explains how the Gulf Steam makes the coast of Palm Beach county one of the most prolific pelagic fisheries in the world. To watch just login or register
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