Blue Sharks are most commonly targeted by Charter Boats, and weights of
around 100 lbs are not unusual. In some area's other species such as Mako and
Porbeagle maybe captured whilst targeting this specie.
Species other that Blue Shark
are captured on the North Cornwall coast, Bristol Channel ,around the
coast of Scotland and the Hurds Deep are of the English Channel.
method of fishing is drifting and making a scented trail by using mackerel in
rubby-dubby bags suspended over the sides of the vessel just touching the water.
Old Onion sacks are ideal for this. In some areas where available fish oils are
used also. These can either be mixed with the rubby-dubby or slowly dripped into
the sea. A great method of doing this is to use a hospital infusion bag filled
with your fish oil. These can be purchased from some pharmacy's. Using the drift
fishing method the vessel covers a great distance in the sea.
Some skippers prefer to anchor their vessels
and make the sharks come to them. However the anchor needs to have some method
of tripping so if a large
is captured it may need to be chased or followed.
baits used are large whole mackerel. If the mackerel available are only small
several will need to be used on one hook.
Baits need to be set at varying depths and wire traces with several swivels are
a must. The method of suspending you bait is with either a plumbers plastic sea
cock or a balloon. The non round version being better for sighting.
that is then required is a large amount of patience and a constant chumming of
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