Delray Beach will discuss proposal to ban shark fishing on beaches

 It's a catch that took Adam Fisk on a ride of a lifetime last month.

"I just like catching big fish, it's a huge adrenaline run, that's what every fisherman wants, to catch a big one," said Fisk.

A big one that put Fisk in national headlines. The 22-year-old was towed by a hammerhead shark for eight miles along the Palm Beach County coastline.

But now anglers like Fisk may have to find a new spot to fish at night.

Delray Beach officials will vote tomorrow on a proposal to ban shore-based shark fishing within 300 feet of its public beach and within 300 feet of Atlantic Dunes Park.

"It is a public safety issue I think most people would agree, shark fishing at a municipal beach is not a great thing," said Mayor Glickstein.

The mayor says he's not 100% opposed to shark fishing. He just believes that shark fishing along the popular beaches is taking away from the beach experience.

"The complaints we are getting more is the leaving bait behind, not so much the actual fishing, but the people who are using large fish for baits and leaving some of that behind.," said Glickstein.

But the city may face an uphill with tomorrow's proposal.

State law says that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission regulates what happens in the water, while local municipalities handle what happens on the beach.

"We're really doing what we have to do because we don't have the restriction when it comes to the water," said Glickstein.

For now, Fisk will continue his shark fishing in Delray Beach. But if the proposal passes, he says there's no shortage of fishing in Palm Beach County.

"I hope it doesn't go through, there's a lot of places people can go, but if it starts here I don't want to go to other areas.," said Fisk.


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