Eddie Butler, skipper of the small boat Shock Waves, reports from a successful trip off the Waterford coast…

Shock-Waves headed to Waterford at the weekend for a spin out. There was cracking weather from the start and hotter it got. Mackerel were scarce to start and small but we had enough for bait. We headed for tope and not to be disappointed a specimen tope of 163cm for Barry Murphy was soon in the boat. Good tope continued to come to the boat but then it was time to move.

Blue shark were next. A flat sea to travel on gave us more time for blues with some nice fish to the boat. Paul Twomey was doing the bizz here, best of all we stopped fishing to watch a family of Basking sharks who stayed with us for 30 minutes no more than two feet from us, in all a cracking day out great company and great craic.