730-Pound Mako Caught at Star Island Yacht Club’s 30th Annual Shark Tournament

Monday, June 20, 2016
The crew of the “Thor III” pose with their prize catch — a 730-pound Mako — during the first day of the 30th Annual Star Island Shark Tournament on June 17.

Montauk, New York — Star Island Yacht Club has announced that a 730-pound Mako was caught on the first day of the 30th Annual Shark Tournament on June 17. The shark was caught by Chris Zaia aboard “Thor III.”

This annual Father’s Day event has become a Montauk tradition and a major happening, with over 100 boats participating annually, drawing thousands of spectators.

In addition to this outstanding competition, sportsmen contribute to the study of the shark by tagging and releasing sharks that do not meet strict weight requirements.

Last year, of the sharks that were weighed in, more than 750 pounds of edible shark meat was donated to the Long Island Council of Churches’ food pantry to help feed those in need.

The tournament will continue on Saturday, June 18.

For more information, call (631) 668-5052, or visit www.starislandyc.com.

 

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