Yet again I have to say a massive thanks to Rupert for inviting me on his first sharking trip of the year. Loaded to the gunnels and hardly room for two guys even though Rupert is now a lot less than he was last year ( well done you ) we started off at silly o'clock Rupert saying is 5 am on the slip ok for yes I said setting my alarm for 1.30 am as the wife just shook her head. So off to one of Rupert's secret marks nearly 30 miles offshore with a bucket of macs fresh from the bell bouy I put down my normal shark bait a lose flapper and soon I had a live mac for Rupert. Not to long a wait and my rod went off, wait for the head shake then lever up and fish on but way to soon I had the fish back to the boat and very dark tope of about 20 lb so all you guys who say you only get tope on the bottom my bait was sett at 100 ft and in the tide must have been at about 80 ft in over 200 ft makes you think. Next it was Rupert's turn first two runs were to a seal why the hell are there seals that far offshore then on his third run fish on yes his first shark of the year. After well over an hour we had a porgie by the boat and I would put in over 300 lbs put it this way try as we did no way could two guys lift this one in and Rupert is a big guy. The only bad thing about the day I screwed up the photos wrong settings, sorry, just the joys of turning 60 or was it a ploy to go out again. So there you have it give the cod a rest and go and enjoy what you have offshore it is very special and Whitby is very lucky.