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New York State Marine Fishing Records

Marine Fish Records
As of May 6, 2015
FISH WEIGHT (Lbs) ANGLER DATE
Albacore (False) 16.38 John Skinner, Wading River, NY 10/18/2009
Albacore (Longfin) 81.15 Billy Turnbull, Key Colony Beach, FL 10/08/2011
Atlantic Bonito 12.49 Angelo Peluso, Port Jefferson, NY 10/17/2003
Black Sea Bass 9.00 Sal Vicari, Bronx, NY 10/10/1993
Tautog (Blackfish) 22.53 Bill Taylor, Amityville, NY 11/14/2014
Bluefish 25.00. Peter Weber, Jr., Montauk, NY 10/30/1998
Cod 85.00 Fred Shay, Jr., Montauk, NY 02/25/1984
Dolphin 52.00 Richard Divika, Huntington, NY 08/25/1985
Flounder (Winter) 7.22 Jack Cohen, Staten Island, NY 06/29/1997
Fluke* 22.44 Charles Nappi, Hicksville, NY 09/15/1975
Golden Tilefish 63.50 Mark Kaminski, Plainview, NY 06/23/2010
Marlin (Blue) 1,174.00 Bill Sweedler, Westport, CT 07/20/1986
Marlin (White) 130.00 Mrs. P. Dater, East Hampton, NY 08/13/1951
Pollack 45.94 Bruce Morabito, West Islip, NY 08/26/1988
Porgy (Scup) 6.25 Samuel Warren, District Hgts, MD 10/01/1978
Shark (Blue) 528.00 Joe Siedel, Bayside, NY 08/09/2001
Shark (Mako) 1,080.00 James Melanson, Haverhill, MD 08/26/1979
Shark (Porbeagle) 393.00 Robert Bruno, Staten Island, NY 08/23/2014
Shark (Thresher) 614.00 Joe Calandra, NY 10/12/1994
Shark (Tiger) 1,087.00 Ken Rafferty, Massapequa, NY 07/23/1986
Shark (White) 3,450.00 Don Braddick, Montauk, NY 08/06/1986
Striped Bass 76.00 Bob Rocchetta, East Setauket, NY 07/17/1981
Swordfish 540.00 Dean Delle Donne, Moriches, NY 09/08/2006
Triggerfish 7.63 Steven Newman, Montauk, NY 10/03/1999
Tuna (Bigeye) 355.00 Richard Buechmann, Oakdale, NY 09/27/1981
Tuna (Bluefin) 1,071.00 Larry Thompson, Montauk, NY 08/21/1977
Tuna (Yellowfin) 248.50 Bruce Weisinger, East Hills, NY 09/09/2002
Wahoo 117.00 Jonathan Stabe, Brewster, NY 08/17/2013
Weakfish 19.13 Dennis Rooney, Seaford, NY 10/11/1984
White Perch 2.34 Michael Cohn, Seaford, NY 12/02/2010

* All Tackle World Record

Official Marine Fishing Record Entry Sheet (PDF, 81KB)

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