International Game Fish Association

The International Game Fish Association is a not-for-profit organization committed to the conservation of game fish and the promotion of responsible, ethical angling practices through science, education, rule making and record keeping.

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shark, mako
(Isurus spp.)

Isurus oxyrinchus (Rafinesque, 1810) and Isurus paucus (Guitart Manday, 1966); LAMNIDAE FAMILY; also called shortfin mako shark, longfin mako shark, blue pointer, short nosed mackerel shark, bonito shark Found worldwide in tropical and warm temperate seas, these solitary, pelagic, fast swimming species rarely come in close to shore. The shortfin mako, Isurus oxyrinchus, is most often encountered by anglers as it is more likely to move in shore on occasion. The longfin mako, Isurus paucus, is a widely distributed off shore species considered rare in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, except...Read More

All-Tackle Records
WeightLocationCatch DateAngler 
553.84 kg (1221 lb 0 oz)Chatham, Massachusetts, USA21-Jul-2001Luke SweeneyRecord Details