Formula 1 Sharks
In the space of one incredible fortnight during July 2016, three potential British and two Welsh shark records were broken. I say potential because while there is absolutely no doubt about the authenticity off the three fish concerned, no records were claimed, and nor could they be, having been released after taking measurements for weight estimation in the case of the two boat caught fish. The biggest, a 368 pound Thresher Shark caught by Nick Lane, plus a 242 pound Blue Shark taken by Danny Fitch, were both disqualified through release by angler choice, and well done to both anglers and their respective charter boat skippers Daniel Hawkins and Andrew Alsop for doing that.
The third shark, a shore caught Porbeagle which would have been a record at any weight above the ridiculous British Record Fish Committee (BRFC) qualifying weight of 40 pounds which this fish clearly well bettered, was legally prevented from being brought to the scales even had captors Mark Turner and Simon Shaw wanted to, which again they didn't, all of which speaks volumes about some of the antiquated head burying dinosaurial thinking by some, though I stress not all of the people sitting on the BRFC today.
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|EP 212. Peter Bagnall, ABU Atlantic 484.|
|Recorded in 2017. It isn't often that one angler makes an advance in technology so great that it quite literally is a revelation. Peter Bagnall is one such a person. The man responsible for the iconic ABU Atlantic 484 which quite literally took the distance casting and beach angling scene by storm during the 1970's.|
|EP 211. Steve Mills, Thresher Sharks.|
|Recorded in 2017. Anglers of my generation will be familiar with the name Steve Mills. England international, Sea Angler Magazine columnist, dinghy angler, and holder of the Thresher Shark record. Here he talks about all things Thresher Shark.|
|EP 210. Wayne Thomas, Mullet.|
|Recorded in 2017. Mullet tend to be regarded by most sea anglers as uncatchable, and while they are the most widely seen fish swimming around in British coastal waters, they are also the most widely ignored. But not by everybody. Wayne Thomas explains the process of fishing for them.|