Largest Fishing Lure: Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort sets world record (HD Video)
DESTIN, FL, USA -- Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and SS Spitfire Mercantile in the resort's Baytowne Marina, is the new home of the World's Largest Fishing Lure; it is more than 10 ½ feet long, weighs more than 355 pounds and is 24 times the size of the actual lure it was modeled after.
The Guinness world record for the The largest fishing tournament was the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo which involved 2,220 participants.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most participants in a sea angling competition: 785, achieved by Blue Sea Sport Angling Club (Malta).
The original lure is a handmade lure made by local legend David Partridge, owner of "Flatliner Lures."
The new World's Largest Fishing Lure adorns its title with its pink dotted side, silver back, colorful orange bottom and three sets of treble hooks.
It took Mark Davis and his team more than 10 months to plan and build the giant hook. He was inspired by his wife, Mary Ellen, and her family, who were one of the original settlers in the Destin area.
They arrived in the area in the late 1800's and have been part of the Fishing scene ever since.
The World's Largest Fishing Lure even has a drink named after it, which is available at Sandestin's Baytowne Marina Bar and Grill, where crowds visit resident parrots Gilligan and Maryann, and celebrate sunset each day with the ringing of the bell and blowing of the cannon.
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is the #1 resort on Florida's Emerald Gulf Coast. It is nestled on 2,400 spectacular acres from the Beach to the Bay.
The resort features 30 charming communities with 1,400 villas, town home and condominiums and the finest in Destin, Florida area accommodations.