Thursday 10 January 2013

giant fish caught in the 1940's.

You should see the one that got a ray! Fishermen from the Forties pose alongside huge catches, including mega mantas and whopping whale sharks
By Steve Robson

Long famed for sunshine and Disneyland, Florida's original pastime was to take advantage of the seas surrounding it filled with some of the largest creatures in our oceans.This series of amazing pictures from Florida's state archive reveal how early 20th century anglers hauled in huge catches including a 1,200lb manta ray and a 45-foot long whale shark.The collection of images, entitled Hooked: Florida’s Big Fish, documents the state’s long history as a centre of commercial and recreational fishing. 

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