You can't have a business name like Twenty/Aught if you don't love to fish for sharks! Some of the coolest and most exciting fishing we do. We love to offer these trips to our customers that are ready to fish for something a bit bigger!
Although some species can be harvested and make for excellent eating, the main purpose of these trips should really be for the experience of hooking into a shark. We will harvest legal species that are legal size as long as the customer understands the amount of fish they are committing to bringing home.
Twenty/Aught is proud to say that we will be equipping our customers with the very best shark fishing setups money can buy. All of our rods are custom made with full roller guides. We use large 50 Wide reels and 500lb Mono! These are powerful, fast, and aggressive fish and we want to make sure that once we hook them you will land them!
Customers will enjoy fighting sharks from either fighting chairs or stand up harnesses and sometimes a curious shark will even take a strip bait pitched out using heavy spinning rod setups!
WE GET OUR HOOKS BACK!
Twenty/Aught shark fishing believes strongly in the health, safety and management of sharks. We harvest very few sharks and because the majority of our sharks are released healthy we make sure to make every effort to retrieve our hooks back. A common practice among others is to just cut the line. For us, this is an absolute last resort! We pride ourselves on not only the number of sharks landed but the number of hooks retrieved!
For the 2022 and 2023 season all MAKOS have been been banned from harvest in an effort to see the species rebound! ALL MAKOS must be released!
THRESHER Sharks must be a minimum size of 54 Inches 1 per trip!
Twenty/Aught is proud and honored to partner with the Atlantic Shark Institute! We will continue to take part in their Coastal Shark Tagging Study. Part of this study is to deploy Acoustic tags in specific shark species. These tagged sharks then swim within range of the institutes "Pinger" Buoys and will then give vital movement data from that shark.
If you are on a trip where we tag a shark you will get to name your shark!
ATLANTIC SHARK INSTITUTE
Shark Institute and the RI Department of Environmental Management (RI DEM) are collaborating on this study to tag recreationally-significant pelagic sharks in Southern New England. Shark species of focus include the shortfin mako, thresher, and blue shark. The study will use various tag types, including acoustic and Smart Position or Temperature Transmitting (SPOT) tags over the course of this study to better understand these species movement ecology, including seasonal migration patterns, their use of state waters, and the oceanographic habitats they frequent. Data from this work will be made available for improving the science that is used to inform management measures and ensure the species sustainability.
For more information on the Shark Institutes research CLICK HERE