Not to be left out in all the Giant Squid news, the Colossal Squid makes its appearance with a new world record. The first ever adult colossal squid to be landed intact, weighted in at an estimated 450kg (990 lbs) and 10m (33 ft) long, and over two hours to land. The Colossal Squid is the largest known squid family in the world normally found in deep Antartic waters where the men were fishing for Patagonian Toothfish when the squid, also feeding on the toothfish, was caught. The fisherman quickly realized the importance of such a catch and took great care to make sure the specimen was in good condition freezing it below deck.
One expert said calamari rings made from it would be the size of tractor tires.
Adam Guy, our biggest contributor, sent in these photos of his fishing cooler now complete with fishing fury stickers. You should also check out Adams great articles like Fugu and his wonderful culinary creations like Japanese Cuttlefish.
If you’re interested in some Fishing Fury stickers, consider contributing. With the galleries now back online I don’t see any reason why we shouldn’t have another “Friends of Fury” gallery, so if you’d like to send in your photos please be sure they are the originals off your digital camera. No resized or cropped images please, we will handle all of the color correction and such. Alternately, you could write an article or fishing log, including photos too, earning you extra points.
It’s always great to get emails from our readers, doubly so when they’re holding up huge musky.
This bad boy was caught in Montreal last year. It was 4ft long( 48 inches) and has a 23 inch girth. Weight was around 30lbs. Put it back to be caught again. Caught on a Williams Wobbler.
I originally wanted to post this video along side with the drunken shark wrestler, but youtube took its sweet time in getting the video processed. Anyway, here is a quick video of Clive catching a small shark while shore fishing in the British Virgin Islands, no word on how much Tang and Bacardi 151 he was drinking though.
Off Australias southern coast near Louth Bay, well known for sharks, and the location of live shark action shots in the 1975 movie Jaws, a “vodka-fueled” local fisherman wrestled with a shark and won. Philip Kerkhof, 41, caught a bronze whaler shark, about 4 feet long, after he spotted it chasing squid lures. Philip said that he just snuck up behind the shark, went for the big grab, and was simply lucky (not to mention inebriated). It wasn’t until the next day that he actually realized the danger of his actions.
“It’s not something I’d recommend to do,” he said. “When I sobered up I thought about it and I said, ’I’m a bit of an idiot doing it’.”
My good friend Phil alerted me to this fantastic swordfish tattoo by artist Matt Adamson. It’s difficult to understand the placement of the tattoo from the photos below but it looks to me like the tops of the shoulders, as if the swordfish has gone through the neck. Matt is [...]
This exotic fish may be native to southeast asia, but would you believe there’s one place in the United States where you can catch one right along side a largemouth bass. While they’re most commonly found here in aquariums many misinformed owners don’t realize they can grow up to 40″ [...]
The fishing season is off to a fantastic start this year! Last weekend marked the opening of trout season here in Ontario and though I was only able to get out yesterday, my friends and I still managed to have a fantastic day on the river. We woke up early [...]
We haven’t done a caption contest in a while, mostly because it takes a very special picture or video to inspire us. Today we have a video so wild we couldn’t even describe it! Hopefully you’ll have better luck though. The best description of this video left in the comments [...]
Fishing Camp is a fishing trivia board game from Education Outdoors aimed to please the whole family. Supporting up to eight players as young as four years old, the game separates trivia questions into four levels. Level one questions are simple, like identifying fish species or fishing tackle. The difficulty [...]
My XTRATUF II boots have been the footwear of choice for winter fishing this year and they’ve been fantastic on every outing. I’m sad that they’ll be put away in the next few weeks as summer approaches, but I’m very happy knowing they’re ready and waiting for next winter. When [...]
Earth Day 2013 is here! When is Earth Day? Earth Day is honored around the world on April 22, although larger events such as festivals and rallies are often organized for the weekends before or after April 22. Many communities also observe Earth Week or Earth Month, organizing a series [...]