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Discussion in 'Sea Fishing Forum - Shore, Boat & Kayak Fishing' started by Baramundi Bob, Oct 13, 2007.

  1. Baramundi Bob

    Baramundi Bob Super Leeds United !!!

    Forum member Rupert has kindly written 5 articles for the site about shark fishing. I think you will agree they make for a great read and will provide a valuable resource for anyone thinking of targetting the sharks.





  2. cps

    cps Rockling

    an intresting read, i think the gears a bit over the top though, but it would be a shame to lose a 500lber on light gear
  3. carpyken

    carpyken New Member

    Chris, you not fancy a go for porgies?

    These are fantastic articles, it was Rupert that really helped me to land a skate recently - in fact it was one of his own personal rigs I landed it on. I know for a fact a lot of the south coast lads are looking for the 1st porgy to be hooked and played on a kayak, maybe some of us lot should try and beat them to it - now there is a challenge :cheesy: . And why not, the Aussies and Yanks have already had sharks aboard so why not us :happy: . Have a read of these articles anyway, great reading :wink: :cheesy:

  4. ducky

    ducky maybe one day...

  5. spud

    spud New Member

    Will be fishing for porbealge at the Scarborough comp paddling way up tide of you lot and putting a huge amount of ruby duby in. I will no when the sharks are about when every body scatters :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

    I would love to see you catch a porgy Ken. Just let me know were and when mate :surprise:
  6. Baramundi Bob

    Baramundi Bob Super Leeds United !!!

    Talk to a few of the skippers as well Ken as they might be able to put you in the right areas, I know Dolly (105), Malc Pitman and Rich Ward have all had Sharks. I think most have come out at 30 mile but I'm sure they have been spotted well inside this distance.
  7. cps

    cps Rockling

    all rigged up for it rod and traces in boat at all times, we were trying to get a couple years back but the weather simply wouldn't give us a chance and since then there hasn't been anywhere the number of sightings, there is an area down hear where a longliner had a go for them withe some success
  8. Sambo

    Sambo To the MAX!

    Excellent articles Rupert, makes for great reading :educated:

    Ken, after reading those articles I'm well up for a bit of shark fishing from the yaks, should be interesting :scare: :cheesy:
  9. rupert

    rupert Blenny

    You certainly don't need to be 30 miles offshore for the chance of a shark, but they're out there too. I had 2 takes last year on the 12 mile mark, the first dropped the bait when I engaged the reel and the second one later in the day dropped off the hook after about 30 seconds. No idea on size as I never saw it, but the second encounter was from a VERY strong fish indeed. Had my 50lb rod doubled over and taking line as if it really meant business and me thinking this is the one - PB on the end.........It was a real sickener when all goes slack, particularly after the time and effort that goes in to these missions, but ho-hum - that's fishing!
  10. Dorado

    Dorado New Member

    Plenty Porgies closer in if you go further north....Northumberland. Around the Farne Islands - they are only 5 miles out. BUT the tide rips through at 6-8 knots on a spring, so you need a boat!

    They also come in close to the end of the Llyn Peninsular...there is a rock point that drops straight into about 120 feet and the tide rips past. 100 yards out there are proper whirlpools...so it wouldn't be difficult to get a bait out by trotting a balloon off the rocks.....but agian, not a place to be in a kayak without your paddle in your hands. There is a serious chance of a shark off the rocks here though. They used to catch the ODD one off the rocks from one or two of the points around Anglesey - but I can't find the exact locations. Again, strong tidal areas - which is an important facet of porbeagle locations, they like fast flowing water. Think about the areas they are regularly encountered:
    Needles race, St. Catherines race, Cambeak, Bardsey Sound, Pentland Firth, Farne Islands.........they all follow the same pattern, reasonable depth of water and fast flowing water. Corryvrecken area must have them too.

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