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The history of our club would be nothing if not for Rene de Dios the man that inspired us as youngsters in the 70’s fishing on the old South Beach pier (Miami Beach).

Rene was one of the original founders and the main force behind the idea to form the South Florida Shark Club. He was the bravest most flamboyant character to ever do battle with shark on rod and reel. Rene has left this world but lives in our hearts and our memories. His memory will live in us forever and anyone who knew him will attest to the impact he had on their lives.

-William Fundora SFSC 2007

Rene De Dios and the South Beach Shark Club & Breathe

We feature two films in this episode including, “Rene De Dios and the South Beach Shark Club”, a nostalgic recollection of Miami Beach from the late 60’s to modern times told through the stories of local shark fishermen by Robert R. Ramos. “Breathe” is a student produced film examining the relationship between minorities and police by Dexavior Smith.

Aired: 06/14/19
Rating: NR

Become A Member

Now is the perfect moment  and the South Florida Shark Club is coming back together to bring you all a place to meet other people with the same  passion for the sport of land based shark fishing. This time around we are going  WORLDWIDE  and on this  website you will be able to see our work and be able to collaborate with us if you so desire. Our goal is to educate, advise, promote and protect  the sport >> LEARN MORE