Interview: Brendan Mason

September 21, 2006 By: Marshall Cutchin

The Robson Valley Times talks with Brendan Mason, who recently landed a 600-pound mako shark on fly off of San Diego, California. Mason talks about his involvement with the Angling Exploration Group (producers of “The Trout Bum Diaries“) and why he didn’t kill the enormous shark. “There were multiple reasons for not killing the shark. Most importantly, I don’t believe in killing fish just to hang them up on a scale and look like a hero, especially in the case of a large, mature female fish. Secondly, the tackle I used to land the fish wouldn’t have qualified under International Game Fish Association (IGFA) rules for fly-fishing.”