180-190lb Blue Shark, trying to turn the fish to cut the trace free.
This Tope almost equalled the current world record !!!
Angel Shark, caught drift fishing along the sea bed.
Loads of these Smoothhounds about at the moment, the other bottom feeders have gone off the boil but these are still nice fish to catch.
Another nice 'Blue' built for speed.
A medium 'Hammerhead Shark' just coming to the boat.
Boat Record for Blue Shark, estimated at 170-180kg = 374-396lb. Caught by Ben Shaw on a 'Sharking/Big Game' day in January 2011.
Fish of a lifetime at the boat after the fight, well done Ben!
Ben battling our massive Blue Shark.
Getting ready to cut the trace and release this fantastic Specimen of a 'Blue Shark'.
Young angler Callum took this nice Hammerhead shark after a bit of a dance that took him all around the boat, it was good fun and we let it go straight back after it's photo. see the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHzV1UqaLOg
A smaller 'Hammerhead Shark' just before being thrown back.
One of the best eating shark there is, the powerful 'Mako'
A Blue Shark with small cleaner fish that that follow it everwhere, literally, even to the boat whilst being played!
Blue Shark, Blue water but I dont think this anglers got the 'Blues'
Another very nice Tope for Jeroen from Holland. I must start weighing these fish as the IGFA world record is 72lb and I'm sure we have beat that more than once!
Who said it was bad luck to have a Woman on board? This young lady caught the best fish of the day! A good sized Angel Shark.
You don't have to support a good football team to catch a nice fish but it helps, ask Les, West Ham Utd supporter.
Here's me letting a possible world record back!
This Is Marteen from Belgium Smoothound. This guy has caught some nice fish with us from little sea bream to Blue Marlin, he's agood fisherman!
A small 'Irish Tope'
Another nice 'Smoothy'
Plenty of these Angel Sharks around at the moment and always welcome as they never fail to bring a smile to the faces of our happy fishermen!
Tiny 'Smoothound' a big smile though!
Smile for the camera
Getting ready to release another 'Blue Shark'
One we brought back for the 'Salting' a local custom.
A 'Wriggly Smouthound'. there harder to hold than you think!
Two at a time, when they come in packs it's pretty hectic!
Angry 'Mako Shark'
Another sleak 'Blue Hunter' coming for it's photo.
A nice Tope,a good grip needed!
Good sized 'Angel Shark' often caught off the bottom.
'Synchronised Blue Shark Swimming' 10 out of 10 !!
These are 'Baby Teeth' on a Mako Shark, bet he'd get through a few dummys.
These Blue Shark are very good fighters and we have had them to 400lb here in Tenerife.
we've had a record season of these Angel Sharks, I think they've decided to stay in Tenerife!
The happy fishers at the front of the boat with comfortable seating and welcome shade. This pic was taken just before we drifted into a 'Shiver' of Tope, which is a small but sporting shark. If you want to see the video go on 'You Tube' and type in 'Tenerife Fishing on the Crested Wave for Tope'
10 more Albacore yesterday and 7 good Skipjacks. I've added a photo of one of the young lady anglers who caught some of the tuna and when we stopped to do the bottom fishing she was rewarded with this nice 'Tope' Shark.
A young angler with an average Tope of about 35lb.
As it was being released this Angel Shark done a double back flip before belly flopping in the water, bet it never done that before!