Kayak angler Graham Smyth reports on a smashing day last Monday:

Myself and Mike Sherwood went out after beasts on Mon Oct 31st and general fishing. The fishing was very quiet with 2 seals watching us at close range. One seal disappeared and a few mins later my shark/skate rod got a hit. I had a coalie swim bait loaded with Bio Edge sandeel potion sitting about 6 to 8ft off the bottom in the run of the tide got a hit. I wondered is this the seal. I lifted it dropped the bait and literately in seconds had it again.

graham-smith-est-150lb-progeagle-at-malin-headA savage bit of head shaking and powerful runs I knew it was not a seal. Di-spite mike shouting “it’s a seal it’s a seal lol.” It towed myself and Mike 1.5miles. A savage fight lasting an hour had the beast along side the kayak going nuts. All cameras clicking and away we let him go. He was around 145lb to 150lb . I am delighted with him a fantastic looking shark. Big thanks to Mike for helping out. We had a brutal 2.5mile paddle back to collect anchors and head in.

Graham Smith

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Kayak angling in Ireland

Irish Kayak Angling is Irelands on-line Kayak Angling club. The Club is open to all to enjoy, it is free and they welcome both the experienced and new comers to the sport of Kayak fishing. The forum is the club room and meeting place and great place to get in touch with other to get guidance, share tales and talk tactics…  http://www.irishkayakangling.com/