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 kwledge 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 kwledge 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.
Mark Sampson is the author of Off Book and several short stories and poems in published literary journals across Canada. He holds a master's degree in English from the University of Manitoba and a journalism degree from the University of King's College. Originally from Prince Edward Island, he currently lives in Toronto.