2014 Winners, Team Magellan with a Monster Porbeagle
The 29th Annual Monster Shark Tournament will take place from July 16 to 18 here in Newport.
Captains will leave Casey’s Marina before dawn on Friday and Saturday and will return with their sharks by 2pm, where the public is invited free of charge for the weigh-ins.
Captains will catch and release and tag sharks with only the largest and heaviest sharks brought in for weighing and scientific study. Lisa Natanson of the National Marine Fisheries Service Apex Predator Program will lead a team to collect data on the sharks that are brought in.
A purse of $20,000 is up for grabs for the tournament winners.