A SALT Weapon has landed one lucky fisherman the biggest fish in the sea.
Well, the biggest shark in the inaugural George Town shark fishing competition anyway.
George Town's Nathan Phillips hauled in a 65.8-kilogram mako yesterday and snared himself the competition's $1000 cash prize for heaviest shark.
Fourteen-year-old Brady Jackson, of Somerset, won the junior competition with a 62.3-kilogram mako.
The 6 1/2-hour competition saw keen anglers seeking the biggest catch of the day.
Northern Game Fishing Club of Tasmania president Paul Hicks said he was pleased with the catches.
"They've been great catches and they'll go on to make some fine meals," Mr Hicks said.
"The other pleasing part of the day was the fact that we had four sharks tagged in the tag-and-release competition.
"What's even better is we had a researcher up from Hobart who does satellite tagging, and he tagged three sharks today. He said previously he'd only tagged 14 in Australia, so that's gone a long way to furthering our understanding of sharks."
Mr Hicks said the event drew great interest and support, and he was particularly impressed with the sponsorship that the competition had received from the community.