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We are pleased to announce that once again this year CCA has donated $10,000 to Sharkathon / Texas Shark Rodeo for the purchase of tags. Make sure you enter the CCA Star tournament this summer to show your support for their participation in bringing this event to you.


Texas Shark Rodeo (TSR) is a catch - photo - release team oriented shark fishing tournament with an emphasis on tagging and collecting data for the conservation of sharks. This tournament is brought to you by Sharkathon with help from various sponsors as we secure donations.

The original TSR started by "Big" Lou McEachern was a 9-10 month long honor-system shark fishing tournament created in an effort to promote the conservation of sharks and education of catch-photo-release to the anglers fishing for them. David "Beachbum" Williams helped collect the data through his shark fishing message board. The original TSR came to an untimely end when the work to run it was too overwhelming for those involved. Sharkathon has taken upon themselves the task of restarting this event  with the consent of "Big" Lou McEachern in an effort to further promote the conservation of sharks and to gather data from statewide participants to help scientific studies with catch data and tagging.

TSR is in partnership with Texas A&M Harte Research Institute (HRI), and Guy Harvey. TSR will be issuing tags and fin/clip vials for participants to help further shark research. Data will be collected via the TSR website during the competition. 

This event is a "Leave no trace" event and we greatly encourage all participants to not only clean up after themselves when fishing but do what they can to leave the area they fished cleaner than when they arrived.

 

2016 TEXAS SHARK RODEO STATISTICS

Total Sharks Caught

Total Sharks Tagged

Total Sharks Fin Clipped

798

626

646

2016 CURRENT TOP 3 TEAMS

Rank Team Name Points Sharks Caught Sharks Tagged Sharks Fin Clipped
1 Sharkaholics 5221.50 237 202 225
2 Team Rockstar 2970.00 103 78 83
3 Team Southern Sharkers 1561.00 76 72 72

2016 Current TOP 3 ANGLERS

Name Total Inches
Crain, David 4955.50
Ozolins, Eric 3117.50
Richmond, Ron 3057.50

ALL YEARS / TEXAS SHARK RODEO CATCH STATISTICS
Since 2014

Total Sharks Caught

Total Sharks Tagged

Total Sharks Fin Clipped

3532

2657

1724