ILSFA World Record #04

Blacktip Shark - Florida - Christopher Bishop

Chris Bishop with his world record blacktip caught in rough conditions and during

WORLD RECORD STATS:

 

Country:

USA

 

State:

Florida

 

Location:

Singer Island

 

Species & Line Class:

blacktip (Carcharhinus limbatus) / 100 lb / All-Tackle

 

Sex:
Female

 

Total Length:

NA

 

Fork Length:

65 inches / 5 feet, 5 inches

 

Girth:

43 inches / 3 feet, 7 inches

 

Estimated Formula Weight = fork length X (girth X girth) / 800:

Estimated Weight = 150 lbs

 

Date of Capture:

February 09, 2009

 

Released Y/N:

Yes

 

Angler:

Christopher Bishop

 

Additional Record Info:

This fish was caught during an ILSFA-sanctioned tournament, which required the accurate measurements of each fish's girth, fork and total length, as well the photographing and research tagging of all fish prior to being released. That's not an easy task, but this innovative format provided a situation where nearly all the steps necessary for a World Record were in place and well executed by this angler and teammate.

Chris Bishop (right) with team member and record witness, Dave Goode.
Just minutes after the release of the blacktip, Chris describes to ILSFA President, Sean Paxton, the equipment and techniques used.