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New York State Marine Fishing Records

Marine Fish Records
As of June 14, 2019
Species 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 56.50 Joe Mole, Massapequa Park, NY 07/26/2015
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
Sheepshead 13.36 Peter M. Kruczko, Seaford, NY 09/20/2016
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 2.38 Robert Brooks, Seaford, NY 12/02/2010

* All Tackle World Record

** There is a moratorium on white sharks and they may not be targeted or retained.

Official Marine Fishing Record Entry Sheet (PDF)
For further information contact Sandra Dumais at 631-444-0445 or e-mail the Division of Marine Resources.

Recreational Blue Crab State Record

NYSDEC would like to find a state record for blue crab (Callinectes sapidus).
If you feel that you have caught a record blue crab, please fill out the entry form below!

Official Recreational Blue Crab Record Entry Form (PDF)
For further information about the Recreational Blue Crab Record contact Christopher Scott at 631-444-0429 or

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