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Dave Edwards gets the first blue shark of the year (again)

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David Edwards, skipper of the Silver Dawn at  West Cork Charters,  who caught the first poerbeagle of 2024, reports on the first blue shark of the year…

24 May: With a settled day in the weather I thought I would head offshore for a very early attempt at a Blue Shark. After all I haven’t had any sharks since January. Admittedly I haven’t tried since then either.

I thought that I had missed my chance when a large Blue rolled suddenly and bit through my trace.

Four more followed in quick succession, being alone and having recently broken 2 ribs, I knew I couldn’t get the larger fish on board but I did manage to bring a smaller 175cm (2 meter LOA) shark on for tagging.

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Catch of the week – the first blue shark of 2024

Exhausted and sore from playing and landing and tagging and safely releasing the sharks I made my way slowly back to shore.

Great to see so many large females arriving this early, hopefully it’s a sign that the crack down on shark finning is showing results.

Go fishing…

West Cork Charters

Address Courtmacsherry Cork Ireland Mobile Phone: +353 83 449 1403 Website: westcorkcharters.com