Entertainment, Sports

Angler sets Maryland swordfish record with 301-pound catch off Ocean City coast

OCEAN CITY, MD—An Anne Arundel County angler has become the first officially-recognized state record holder for swordfish, which he caught in a tournament on July 23 in Ocean City. Annapolis resident Peter Schultz, 36, is the first record holder for the Atlantic division – Swordfish (Xiphias gladius). Schultz caught the 301-pound swordfish while participating in the Big Fish Classic tournament, …


Crime, Police/Fire, Sports

Three men charged after fishing with spear gun at Gunpowder Falls State Park

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Maryland Natural Resources Police officers patrolling Gunpowder Falls State Park have charged three New York men with fishing with a spear gun and fishing without a license after hours. At around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 16, officers were conducting surveillance at Gunpowder Falls State Park when they observed three men in the river fishing with spear guns. As …


CARES Act funding announced for Maryland fishing industry

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced this week that economic relief funds would be made available to the state’s commercial seafood industry through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), for those who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications will be available beginning on November 4th.  The application will be available to eligible …

Angler catches Maryland record gray triggerfish

OCEAN CITY, MD—The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has recognized Logan Liddick of Carlisle, Pa. as the new Maryland state record holder for the gray triggerfish (Balistes capriscus). The 34-year-old angler caught the 6.0-pound, 20-inch long fish on Sept. 25, while fishing near a shipwreck 14 miles off the coast of Ocean City. Using both clams and squid for bait, …

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman orders reopening of remaining county-owned outdoor recreation spaces

HARFORD COUNTY, MD—Harford County Executive Barry Glassman on Thursday ordered the reopening of all remaining county-owned outdoor recreation spaces. The order is consistent with Governor Larry Hogan’s amended executive order dated May 6, 2020. This includes county playgrounds, fishing areas, and boat launches. “On this beautiful spring day we are reopening all county-owned outdoor recreation spaces permitted yesterday by Governor …

Governor Hogan: Low-risk outdoor activities to resume on Thursday, schools to remain closed

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan held a press conference on Wednesday afternoon to provide an update on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. At the news conference, the governor announced that, as of 7 a.m. on Thursday morning, some low-risk outdoor activities may resume, including recreational boating, fishing, and horseback riding. Tennis courses, golf courses, state beaches, and state camping facilities will also …