The Perfect Catch
The Atlantic tarpon is found in coastal waters, estuaries, lagoons, and rivers. Also known as the silver king, tarpons can grow very large in size. They can grow up to 2.5 meters (8 feet and 2 inches) in length and can weigh up to 161 kilograms (355 pounds). Although the tarpon pictured may not be the biggest ever captured, this woman certainly caught a big one.
When Lobsters Attack
Meet Darcie Arahill. This stunning angler is better than most men in the business. She enjoys posting her fishing ventures on her social media. She once said, “I love nothing more than battling against a big fish, and at the weekends I spend every waking minute out on the boat.” Most people would be scared to attempt an act such as this, but not Darcie.
A Record Catch
On February 19, 2014, angler Donna Pascoe, headed out to sea for a day on her boat. She would leave as a normal angler but would return to land as a national record holder. On this day she reeled in a 907-pound bluefin. She told Sport Fishing, “I hooked up at 9:10 a.m. with the reel screaming. The fish never surfaced, so we had no idea what was on the other end. After three hours, the fish surfaced, and the skipper yelled ‘tuna, world record!'”
Pouncing On His Prey
Photographer Stephane Ducandas lives in Loyalty Islands Province in New Caledonia. On these islands lives a special clan of people who live strictly on fish and other sea creatures. The clan uses a unique style of fishing to catch their food, spearfishing. The man pictured is an expert. He jumped from the cliff with pristine timing in order to capture his prey.
A Sunset Dream
One aspect that makes fishing so wonderful is that it can really be done at any time of the day. This means morning or night, at sunrise or sunset. These group of leisurely fishers choose the latter. Luckily, someone was able to capture this heavenly moment. The sunset burst with bright yellows and oranges which created a dark silhouette effect of the group of fishers.
Don’t Feed The Fish
Darcie Arahill strikes again. Better known as Darcizzle in the social media world, Darcie has no fear when it comes to fishing. She has hooked fish of all different types and sizes. But this photo makes it look like she doesn’t even need a rod to reel them in. She posts videos every week on her YouTube channel if you want to learn more about her.
That’s A Shoal Lot Of Fish
Each year the DEEP Indonesia International Photo Competition is held. Not only is the event a competition but it is also a charity fundraiser as 15% of the proceeds, from the entry fee, are donated to marine conservation projects. This photo was an entry to the competition in 2013. The photo depicts a shoal of fish surrounding a larger fish. Amanda Nicholls snapped it at Eden Rock in Grand Cayman.
Even Celebs Love It
What makes this picture so extraordinary is the not the setting or even the fish but the fisherman. That is the Hollywood starlet, Margot Robbie. Robbie posted this photo on her Twitter with the caption “Fish are friends not food! #HappyEarthDay.” Robbie was in Nicaragua when she decided to take a fishing trip. This photo helps show that no matter how much fame or money you may have, fishing is always a joyous activity.
Catching a swordfish for many is no easy feat. However, for Captain Nick Stanczyk, its a walk in the park. He is pictured with one of his largest swordfish catches to date. Captain Nick is located in Islamorada, Florida. He offers chartered fishing trips to those looking to master their skills.
A Quick Grab
The Alphonse Fishing Company headed out to the flats of the Cosmoledo Atoll in Seychelles in hopes of capturing a Giant Trevally. Unfortunately, their mission was not as successful as they hoped. However, they did leave with great stories and amazing photos such as this one.
A Perfect Day
Some may say that their perfect day consists of only one thing fishing. However, anyone’s perfect day can be made even better with a sunset like this. The water and the two fishermen make for the perfect centerpiece to the backdrop of a sky full of beautiful blues and yellows. This is the definition of a picture perfect moment.
A popper is a fishing lure that comes in many shapes and sizes. The body of a popper is hollow which allows the popper to float on the water’s surface. When the rod is jerked, the popper moves up and down and creates bubbles, which gives it a realistic look. The popper is ideal for catching fish such as tuna. This picture certainly helps prove that fact.
Erik Axner was on a fishing trip with his friends in 2015 when he captured this 7-foot halibut. It took Axner nearly an hour to reel in the 224-pound beast. As they were unable to bring the catch into the boat, Axner jumped into the freezing waters to take photos with it. After the photos were taken, Erik and his friends released the fish back into the wild.
Smile For The Camera
Going scuba diving can be a wondrous adventure. You never know what you may see. This scuba diver certainly wasn’t ready for the massive amount of fish that soon swam his way. Not only was he able to capture a close up shot, but there was a friend close by that was able to capture the whole phenomena. Certainly a scary but exhilarating moment.
This technique of fishing, called stilt fishing, may look archaic. However, it is only approximately 75 years old. The technique is mainly used in Sri Lanka and was started during World War II when there were food shortages. The shortage, in turn, caused overcrowded fishing spots. Although the tradition is slowly dying out, it is certainly a site to see.
Cabo San Lucas is the perfect getaway spot for people who are looking to enjoy some fun in the sun and of course, fishing. Sportfishing has become a huge incentive for people around the world to visit Cabo San Lucas. Even today, people can go out on charters and reel in some very large marlins. In this photo, a marlin was caught off the coast. It is certainly putting up a good fight.
Catching Blue In The Deep Blue
Islamadora, Florida is a hotbed for fishing. They are several different types of species in the area which keep fishermen on their toes. The fish pictured below is a blue parrotfish and was caught by a man named Andy Newman. However, it is being modeled by this lovely woman. Blue parrotfish are not only beautiful but they can also be rather larger and can grow up to 1.2 meters (3.9 feet) long.
Nature Is Beautiful
Although the most exciting thing about a day on the water might be the fish you catch, it may not always be the most beautiful. This photo certainly proves that. It depicts a man casting out his line just as the sun is setting. With the water reflecting all the colors and the mountains in the background, a fisherman could not ask for a better day.
World Record Catch
In 2013, a German man reeled in a world record. The man named, Marco Liebenow, was fishing near Norway when he caught a 515-pound halibut. It took Marco and three other men 90 minutes to reel in the 8.6-foot fish. The fish was so large that it could not be brought onto the boat and was dragged back to the harbor alongside the schooner.
A Dying Tradition
Steve McCurry is an amazing photographer. He has taken several world-renowned photos of life in and around India. This is one of those photos. He was able to capture the beautiful moment of stilt fishing. Unfortunately, since the 2004 tsunami in India, the catches from stilt fishing are becoming more and more meager. Many experts believe that stilt fishing will soon only exist as a tourist attraction.
An Unexpected Catch
When you are spending your day out on the water, you never know what you might catch. This man caught a species of eel. Many people might be afraid to handle such a creature. However, this guy was more than happy to hold up his trophy. It was definitely a successful day on the water.
Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve (TAMR) is Belize’s largest marine reserve. TAMR was officially established on November 22, 2012. Today, it is considered the most biologically diverse marine reserve in the western hemisphere. The reserve, located 20 miles east from the coast, features ecosystems such as reefs, seagrass beds, lagoons, and mangroves. This photo was snapped in the reserve.
The Los Roques, located in Venezuela, arguably offers some of the most amazing fishing views. Los Roques consists of 350 islands and islets and is located in the Caribbean Sea. The archipelago boasts amazing bird life and rich aquatic life. The coral reef attracts many visitors each year who come to fish among them. This is one of those visitors.
Birds Like To Fish Too
Humans aren’t the only creatures on the Earth that enjoy fishing. Many birds like to do it as well. However, it is often less for enjoyment, but rather for survival. This bird is called the kingfisher. As the name says, the bird is quite quick and agile. As you can see despite having a small area to catch due to the snow, the bird is still able to swoop up three fish.
In 2015, a man named Dino Ferrari and his brother were fishing off the coast of Italy. The two are not expert fisherman, so they just left with their normal fish rods. Despite their lacking equipment, they were still able to catch a 20 stone (280 pound) catfish. It took the two men 40 minutes to reel in the beast. After snapping a few pictures, the brothers returned the fish to the sea.
Fly Fishing is a technique used by many. As one has to submerge his or her lower half into the water, it gives an amazing opportunity for photos. This photo was snapped by Logun Mitchell. The fish is a snake river hybrid, and the rosy red colors against the murky water make for a pretty amazing photo.
Scuba diving in any circumstance can be a dangerous one. If you are not trained or do not follow the rules properly, one could end up in a bad situation. However, when you scuba dive with sharks, the ante is raised even more. Luckily, that wasn’t the case here. In fact, it looks like just the opposite. This shark even swam over to the give the diver a high five.
Would you be brave enough to hit the waters in search of stingrays? This man was. He headed out to River Mae Klong in Western Thailand, not knowing what fish he may catch for the day. However, the waters are known to be the home of large freshwater Stingrays. This man was lucky enough to catch one and snap a photo as evidence of his feat.
A Rainbow Fish
Seychelles are another perfect place for people who want to spend their vacation enjoying the sun out on a fishing charter. There are many different types of species that live in the area. Environmental legislation is strict in the area. Therefore, wildlife has the opportunity to thrive. This woman visited the country and was able to catch this breathtaking rainbow fish.
For many fishermen, fishing in clear water is a joyous event. Although it slightly spoils the suspense, it creates a beautiful setting. This man is trout fishing in New Zealand. The crystal clear water, with the bright colors that pop from both the riverbed and from the surrounding landscape, are picture perfect.