Tyler Mclaughlin is the youngest captain featuring in National Geography TV show Wicked Tuna. Do not be fooled by his youth and charming looks, he is a competitive fisherman. Although he does fish for a living, he seeks to prove that he is the best fisherman by catching more and bigger Tuna than the fellow fishermen who also strives to catch Blue Fin Tuna in the Atlantic Ocean.
Commercial fisherman as well TV actor, Tyler is the owner and captain of 35 ft single engine fishing vessel named Pin Wheel. He has been running the boat since 2011. In this article, we will bring major details on Tyler Mclaughlin life like his age, net worth, career, family. Also, know if he is married or having a relationship with a girlfriend.
Tyler Mclaughlin Wiki/Bio, Age
Tyler was born on December 22, 1987, in Hollis, New Hampshire, U.S.A and is 30 years of age now. He is one of two children from his father Marty Mclaughlin. His younger sister is Marissa McLaughlin who is also passionate about fishing. This tall man stands with a height of 6 ft 2in.
Tyler getting in fishing is down to upbringing and the passion he shares for the occupation. As early as the age of two his father would take him on fishing trips so that he would not cry. By the age of three, he was catching Tuna all by himself. Ever since a child, he has been fishing in Rye Harbour during summers.
Tyler attended high school in Bridgton Academy and graduated there in 2007. For further education, he joined Nicholas College where he was active in Tennis. However, his main sport, fishing lied elsewhere. He maintained academics and fisherman work side by side. In 2011, he graduated from Nicholas college with a major in management. Thereafter, he bought a single engine 35 ft fishing vessel, Pin Wheel and got into commercial fishing.
Tyler Mclaughlin career and progression
The fishing prodigy, Tyler joined the cast of National Geography TV show Wicked Tuna in 2012. The show is about the commercial fisherman who fishes in the Atlantic Ocean for Bluefin Tuna. Also, at the end of the season, the show declares the winner who catches Tuna worth most.
Tyler claimed the throne in his debut in the second season of Wicked Tuna. He alongside his boat crew of Pin Wheel caught Tuna worth $100,861 which was enough to declare them as the winner of 2013. Losers of the season include more experienced and older captains like Dave Carraro, Dave Marciano, and Paul Hebert. Since debut, Tyler has continuously been part of the show which currently airs in its seventh season.
In addition to the main show, Tyler joined the cast of spin-off show ” Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks” from the first season premiere on August 17, 2014, and continuously has been part with its fourth season already completed.
Tyler has an impressive fishing record even before the TV show. He was either winning or getting the second position in a number of 75-boat tournament he participated in Maine. Also, his record for biggest Tuna fish is quite impressive. Though not officially recorded on the basis of what Tyler said in an interview, he caught his biggest Tuna in Massachusetts in October 2011 which weighed 1,269 pounds and 124 inches long. Tyler credits his knowledge and excellence in fishing to the opportunity as a youngster when he got to train under few good captains.
Besides fishing, he also spends time in ocean chartering for Tuna, Shark, striped bass, bluefish as well as ground Fishing.
His Net Worth
This Tv actor accumulates his net worth as the combination of earning from commercial fishing, TV show, endorsement and cloth merchandise. Several wiki sources value his net worth at $400,000.
Tyler McLaughlin dating Girlfriend yet to commit to marriage
Although Tyler spends a lot of time in the sea that does not deter his focus from maintaining a relationship with his girlfriend. This star fisherman has been in a relationship with a beautiful girl named Savannah Tapley since 2015. The couple gets along quite well, and Savannah is also close to his family. Besides joining Tyler in fishing and other outdoor activities, she likes to spend family time with his younger sister Marissa McLaughlin.
Till now Tyler and his girlfriend are happy to keep their relationship as lovers. However, it would not be a surprise if they get married any time soon. We will update you if that happens.
More about Tyler McLaughlin
In 2015 Captain Tyler McLaughlin was honored by American Red Cross First Responder Award for his heroic effort of rescuing two crew member of sinking Miss Sambvca fishing vessel in October 2014.
This life-saving captain has also found himself on the wrong side of the equation. In April 2016, he was charged with misdemeanor assault on another fisherman. Allegedly Tyler punched the guy in eyes for multiple times which caused both eyes to turn black, and the victim also suffered a broken nose. He turned himself in weeks later but was immediately released on a $10,000 bond.
Tyler McLaughlin Wiki Summary
|Place of Birth||Hollis, New Hampshire, U.S.A|
|Birthdate||December 22, 1987|
|Occupation||TV actor, Commercial Fisherman|