Mick Dennehy on the Silver Dawn was heaping praise on Henry Kelly after he successfully played and landed what might be only the third recorded angler caught mako shark in Ireland and UK waters since the seventies. While it was an incredible achievement to catch such a rarely encountered shark the thrill was in the spectacle of seeing a shark go airborne. Daniel O’Kelly reports…


I’d like to say a massive well done to Henry Kelly for catching his Mako on Saturday. As a rule I normally never get into someone else’s photos, but when Henry asked me to jump in, I was happy to. Fantastic atmosphere on the Silver Dawn. Everyone on the boat was very nervous during the fight. But I’ll never forget the roar that went up when we finally got him on the deck. I’ll also never forget seeing him come clean out of the water and about 12 feet in the air. That is a fishing memory that will stay with me forever and I’m delighted to have been part of a bit of Irish Sharking history. Big shout out to Mick Dennehy and Pedro of Kinsalecharters for putting us on this fish and another 12 blues. To have the Irish record Mako on the Silver dawn must be the ultimate reward for the effort you guys put in and the boundaries you have pushed.

Henry Kelly with this Mako
Henry Kelly with this Mako – Catch of the Week
catch and release mako
Measured, and at alltimes minded – fresh sea water pumped over the sharks gill to ensure a safe release – #CPRsavesfish

Go fishing…

Silver Dawn

Silver Dawn is based at Trident Hotel in beautiful and historic town of Kinsale, Cork, Ireland. Our coastal area benefits from a range of mixed grounds with mud, shingle, rock and sand banks all with in reach to offer some excellent and varied fishing.

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