New Zealand IGFA Representative and Lifetime Achievement Award winner Scott Tindale recently submitted a world record application for a 68.55kg (151lb 2oz) mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus) that he landed with just 1kg (2lb) line.
Tindale hooked the mako while chunking off Little Barrier Island on March 5. After feeding the fish a chunk of skipjack tuna, Tindale managed to stay connected to fish for approximately five minutes, until it got close enough to the boat for the leader to be grabbed. If approved, the 68 to 1 catch will replace the existing men’s 1kg (2lb) line-class record, which stands at 68.2kg (150lb 5oz). -