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 208. Lure Fishing, Stephen Lamont.|
|Recorded in 2016. The freedom and drop of a hat potential, not too mention the successes of lure fishing in its various forms, have taken sea angling by storm over recent years. So much that some devottee's do little else. Lure fishing fanatic Stephen Lamont explains.|
|EP 207. Ross Johnson, Species Hunting.|
|Recorded in 2016. With a monster Skate in excess of 170 pounds and Tope topping 50 pounds from the shore, Ross Johnson could be labelled a shore specimen hunter. But that is some way from the truth. In fact, he's just as much at home with his LRF gear chasing mini species in an attempt to catch 100 species in UK waters, and 1000 species worldwide.|
|EP 206. Eddie Weitzel, Essex and Lancashire.|
|Recorded in 2016. Now residing and fishing in Lancashire, Eddie Weitzel, son of 1970's Essex charter boat skipper Arthur Weitzel on whose boat John Rawle and Bod Cod devised uptide fishing, talks of his earliest recollections of the boat and shore fishing on his old home patch, and now along his adopted north-west coast.|