Shark, blue (Prionace glauca)

(Linnaeus, 1758); CARCHARHINIDAE FAMILY; also called blue whaler, great blue shark, bluedog
Inhabits cool temperate seas, often near the surface, but usually submerged to depths of 110 to 170 fathoms in the tropics or in areas with warm water currents, 50°-68°F (10°- 20°C). It is usually replaced as the common large pelagic shark by the white tip in areas of warm surface water. It is present in the Mediterranean, absent from the Baltic and Red Seas, and extremely rare in the Gulf of Mexico.
It is recognizable by its brilliant blue color. It is dark cobalt or indigo blue dorsally, lightening... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
239.49 kg (528 lb 0 oz)
Montauk Point, New York, USA
09-Aug-2001
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
57.40 kg (126 lb 8 oz)
Bay of Islands, New Zealand
31-May-2008
M-02 kg (4 lb)
178.50 kg (393 lb 8 oz)
Browns Mountain, Australia
06-Sep-2013
M-03 kg (6 lb)
113.85 kg (251 lb 0 oz)
Montauk, Long Island, New York, USA
05-Oct-1981
M-04 kg (8 lb)
115.50 kg (254 lb 10 oz)
East Port Hacking, Australia
20-Nov-1983
M-06 kg (12 lb)
197.60 kg (435 lb 10 oz)
Sydney, Australia
04-Oct-2014
M-08 kg (16 lb)
189.00 kg (416 lb 10 oz)
Botany Bay, Sydney, Australia
03-Nov-1985
M-10 kg (20 lb)
188.40 kg (415 lb 5 oz)
Drum Canyons, Jervis Bay, N.S.W., Australia
28-Nov-2009
M-15 kg (30 lb)
198.22 kg (437 lb 0 oz)
Catherine Bay, N.S.W., Australia
02-Oct-1976
M-24 kg (50 lb)
198.10 kg (436 lb 11 oz)
Mayor Island, Bay of Islands, New Zealand
08-Feb-1993
M-37 kg (80 lb)
239.49 kg (528 lb 0 oz)
Montauk Point, New York, USA
09-Aug-2001
M-60 kg (130 lb)
181.43 kg (400 lb 0 oz)
Le Morne, Mauritius
17-Oct-1976
W-01 kg (2 lb)
67.39 kg (148 lb 9 oz)
Ocean City, New Jersey, USA
29-May-2015
W-02 kg (4 lb)
70.00 kg (154 lb 5 oz)
Whakatane, New Zealand
26-Mar-1989
W-03 kg (6 lb)
95.00 kg (209 lb 6 oz)
Port MacDonnell, South Australia, Australia
17-Apr-1999
W-04 kg (8 lb)
161.60 kg (356 lb 4 oz)
Brown Mountain, Sydney, Australia
01-Oct-2012
W-06 kg (12 lb)
184.40 kg (406 lb 8 oz)
Sydney Foot, Australia
11-Apr-2004
W-08 kg (16 lb)
149.00 kg (328 lb 7 oz)
Kiama, Australia
20-Nov-1999
W-10 kg (20 lb)
167.00 kg (368 lb 2 oz)
Swansea, N.S.W., Australia
03-Nov-1984
W-15 kg (30 lb)
191.80 kg (422 lb 13 oz)
Te Kaha, New Zealand
23-Feb-1994
W-24 kg (50 lb)
170.60 kg (376 lb 1 oz)
Tutukaka, New Zealand
19-Mar-1984
W-37 kg (80 lb)
185.97 kg (410 lb 0 oz)
Rockport, Massachusetts, USA
17-Aug-1967
W-60 kg (130 lb)
175.08 kg (386 lb 0 oz)
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA
06-Aug-2006
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
33.15 kg (73 lb 1 oz)
Little Barrier Island, Auckland, New Zealand
25-Feb-2016
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
41.27 kg (91 lb 0 oz)
Montauk, Long Island, New York, USA
14-Sep-1989
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
52.05 kg (114 lb 12 oz)
Shinnecock, Long Island, New York, USA
28-Jun-1980
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
40.70 kg (89 lb 11 oz)
Simpson Rock, Auckland, New Zealand
28-Jan-2016
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
83.46 kg (184 lb 0 oz)
Montauk, Long Island, New York, USA
28-Sep-1989
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
68.40 kg (150 lb 12 oz)
Tutukaka, Poor Knights, New Zealand
07-Dec-1997
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
75.20 kg (165 lb 12 oz)
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA
20-Jul-1997
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)
12.85 kg (28 lb 5 oz)
Manukau Heads, West Auckland, New Zealand
23-Feb-2013
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)
4.29 kg (9 lb 7 oz)
Matapouri, New Zealand
05-Dec-1998
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
22.85 kg (50 lb 6 oz)
Manukau Heads, West Auckland, New Zealand
23-Feb-2013
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
31.20 kg (68 lb 12 oz)
North Reef, New Zealand
08-Feb-1998
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)
23.40 kg (51 lb 9 oz)
Kaikoura, New Zealand
11-Apr-1998
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
168.50 kg (371 lb 8 oz)
Sydney, Australia
01-Oct-2018
F-Smallfry
172.30 kg (379 lb 13 oz)
Kiama Canyons, N.S.W., Australia
15-Sep-2012
M-Junior
141.20 kg (311 lb 4 oz)
Sydney, NSW, Australia
05-Oct-2014
M-Smallfry
156.50 kg (345 lb 0 oz)
Kiama, N.S.W., Australia
20-Oct-2019

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