Dave Edwards reports on some exciting charter boat fishing with West Cork Charters out of Courtmacsherry…

12 June: Some top shark fishing this week with good Blues showing.
Today we still had a good Blue but we’re amazed to see a massive Porbeagle of around 400lb taking some of our catch on the offshore wrecks. It was a long day but a fine selection of fish was topped by Bert McGregors 50th specimen, a superb Coalfish [And worthy Catch of the Week winner – Ed.].


13 June: I was contacted by Australian shark scientists this morning asking for more shots of yesterday’s huge Porbeagle Shark. They thought it was a Great White until looking at a closer shot of the gills.
They are actually tagging Great Whites this week and sent a video of one that they estimate to be the same size as our shark.
It’s 3.5 metres long, so Niall onboard yesterday who has actually cage dived in South Africa with them, was probably right when he said it was a similar size to those that he had dived with.
I suppose I’ve been used to so many Basking Sharks recently, I underestimated things.
Unlike anglers, scientists don’t tend to exaggerate.

Go fishing…

West Cork Charters

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