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Modern Sharking

Modern Sharking

Mark Sampson

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Advancements in boats, tackle, and equipment, as well as changes in the attitudes and ethics of shark fishermen, have revolutionized recreational sharking. Modern Sharking is about sustainable shark fishing, and in this book, anglers will learn the latest techniques for pursuing sharks while armed with rods, reels, and a higher level of knowledge and respect for their quarry. For more than three decades, Captain Mark Sampson stood watch over chum lines, ran shark tournaments, worked with biologists, chased IGFA records, and guided thousands of clients to unique shark encounters. Now Captain, he shares the knowledge and experience that allowed him to guide friends and clients to 17 IGFA world records for sharks. In Modern Sharking, Sampson examines how to chum, rig for, bait, hook, land, clean, cook, or release 20 species of sharks you’ll most likely encounter. If you want to challenge one of the strongest, fastest, most exciting creatures on planet Earth, then Modern Sharking is for you.

Size: 6″ x 9″ | 122 b/w photos | 264 pp
ISBN13: 9780978727864 | Binding: soft cover


With a charter business and positions in the NMFS Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel, and the Maryland Sportfishing Advisiory Commisison, Mark Sampson works directly with fishery managers. He also has been able to assist marine scientists gain a better understanding of the habits, biology, and conservation needs of sharks.