Monday, June 30, 2014

Video: Whale Shark at Sail Rock

Whale shark at Sail Rock by Sail Rock Daily News
We never tire from viewing videos from Sail Rock. This one features a majestic whale shark slowly moving about among a sea of other fish.  Thank you to Evgeny Kovban via Facebook for the headsup regarding his video.

As noted in the video description, Sail Rock is "considered the premier dive site in the Gulf of Thailand. It is a pinnacle which rises to 15m above and 40m below the surface. Sail Rock lies between Koh Phangan and Koh tao. It's famous for its natural underwater vertical swim through or chimney which divers can enter at 6 metres and exit at 18. It is also the visiting site of many larger pelagic fish including chevron barracuda, big schools of mackerel, jacks, trevally and tuna.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Video: Kayak Angler Catches Sizable Tiger Shark in Western Australia

Angler's catch/release of tiger shark using kayak
Damian Bowman, with The Average Angler Fishing Adventures, recently posted a video with the title, "How to catch a tiger shark from a Kayak." It was shot in Ningaloo which is on the north west coast of Western Australia.

The video starts at the :30 mark with Mr. Bowman introducing himself and explaining the gear and the techniques he will use.  At the 2:55 mark, he hooks the tiger shark from the kayak and battles with it until 4:45 when he gets his kayak to shore, jumps out and then lands the shark from the shoreline at the 5:20 mark.  At the 6:10 mark, he drags the shark back into the water for the release.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Anglers SloMo Video of Large Hammerhead Shark Destroying Tarpon

Video of hammerhead shark attacking tarpon
Hammerhead shark attacks tarpon.
Some anglers participating in the White Buffalo Tarpon Tournament in Florida almost caught a possible prized size tarpon but their efforts were stopped short due to an opportunistic hammerhead shark.

As they were reeling in the tarpon, the large hammerhead appeared.  They immediately let the spool loose so the tarpon had a chance to get away.  But fate was not on the tarpon's side and eventually the shark got a hold of the estimated seven foot tarpon.