Shark Fishing

Club members, Steve Lodge, Terry Giles, Mike Tanner and the two skippers from Minehead Steve & Mike Webber headed to Milford Haven to try their luck at shark fishing. The boat skippered by Andy Alsop was White Water II a brand new state of the art 11 metre catamaran powered by twin 300 HP outboard engines. What an awesome piece of equipment!

After sailing for about two hours, the rubby dubby was prepared and the drift began. In a fairly short time we saw the first of the blue sharks circling the boat having honed in on the rubby dubby trail. We had decided earlier that Steve Lodge would take the first run and then take it in turns when the runs developed. Steve hooked and boated the first blue of about 100lb and from then on it was steady action throughout the day for all. In total 30 blue sharks were boated (see photo Gallery) all weighing between 35lb & 100lb, although these figures are based on the skippers estimate only.

A fantastic days sport was had by all on a fantastic boat with a fantastic skipper. I strongly recommend shark fishing to anyone who has never tried it.