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Walter Maxwell World Record Tiger Shark in South Carolina

Saturday, December 6th, 2008
The Post and Courier
Thursday, August 21, 2008

Almost a decade before “Jaws” hit the big screen, shark fishing from piers was an accepted and popular practice in South Carolina. But that changed after Walter Maxwell landed a 1,780-pound tiger shark from the end of Cherry Grove Fishing Pier in North Myrtle Beach on June 14, 1964. Maxwell’s catch shattered the world record by more than 350 pounds and still stands today in what has been called “Big Game Fishing’s Greatest Catch.” Maxwell’s catch also became the catalyst for banning shark fishing from piers and populated bathing areas.

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Massive Tiger Shark

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Christopher Deaver, FLORIDA SHARK FISHING,

We are proud to announce the publication of story of Simon Harmon’s 13 foot 6 inch tiger shark catch. The large tiger shark was landed after and extended battle on a Shimano Tiagra 80 reel from the beach on a large 40 lbs stingray. Simon’s tiger shark is just four inches shorter than the IGFA certified world record catch by Walter Maxwell at the Cherry Grove Pier, South Carolina in 1964.

The story is posted on the FLORIDA SHARK FISHING website. Here is the link to THE STORY.

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Large Tiger Shark

Fishing for Tiger Sharks in South Carolina?

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008



I usually fish right off the tip of Edisto beach in SC just inside St. Helena Sound and I’ve heard from some people that fish the same area that large tigers have been caught. The area has a strong current and a 40 ft drop off just off the beach which makes it prime fishing grounds.