Australia

1000lb Tiger Shark

1000lb Tiger Shark

I became the only person in history to catch three different species of Shark over 1000lbs when I caught the Tiger Shark in Queensland, Australia, at a weight ratified by the Fishing and Science Directorate of International Game Fish Association, based on length and girth the giant Tiger weighed in at approximately 1128lbs.
The Tiger Shark had to be estimated I caught the fish in the middle of the night just off the Great Barrier Reef and the nearest weigh station, at Yorkie’s Knob, was a 6-hour distance away by boat. But when the crew got there, there were no scales available to weigh the fish and the gantry had been taken down.
It was an eventful trip for me, I took ages to recover from cracked ribs after an altercation with some Mangrove branches resulting in an impromptu swim within Crocodile infested waters.
I was elated with the trip overall and my thanks go out to skipper John White of the boat Kamari for his assistance in achieving this unique task, lets now go for four species!.