SHARK!! Tope Suprise
This Amazing SHARK ...was caught whilst on a fishing trip off Newquay on board "Atlantic Explorer" today. Skipper Derek Applewhite said it was about 5 feet long and weighed approximately 35lbs. The anglers were only a short distance offshore when the chance catch happened as they were trying to catch any bottom fish species such as pollack and cod. They were using mackerel as bait.
A total of 8 Tope ranging in sizes between 12 to 35lbs came in in a very short period.
All were handled carefully ,released from the hook and returned to the sea as quickly as possible.
All details were sent to the Shark Trust .
Especially interesting as Annabelle has just been made a Shark Trust Trustee.
Atlantic Diver also had a great day with a chance sighting ,for divers on board ,of these Celtic Bottlenose Dolphins in Newquay Bay whilst on commute to the wreck.
link to dolphin video