Video: Massive Stingray Catch Causes Scuffle on Boardwalk
OutdoorHub Reporters 06.01.17
An angler fishing off the Sunglow Pier in Daytona Beach, Florida, was involved in a scuffle on the boardwalk after some bystanders were angered by the fisherman’s catch.
Rebecca Krawczk, who was at the beach that day, took a video of the fisherman reeling in a massive roughtail stingray, and that’s when folks started to get testy. Fox News reports some people weren’t happy with the angler, and they asked him to throw the stingray back; some even tried to take it from him.
Capt. Mike Berard with Volusia County Beach Patrol confirmed roughtail stingrays aren’t protected, and it was a completely legal catch. But that certainly didn’t matter to some ignorant people, and it didn’t stop them from harassing the fisherman, either.
“From what I understand, I think somebody dumped a bucket of water on somebody else, and then there may have been some shoving,” Capt. Berard said.