One of 9 Blue sharks taken on a trip with me and a friend in August 2017, my number being 5 on the day, this one the best of the 5.
Used my trusty `FLADEN` `Eurogold` full roller 50-80 pound rod thats now accounted for 7 sharks ( up to qualifying 100 pound SAGB membership in 2015) varying from 45 pounders to 100 pounder.
FLADEN mono fishing line as always used for strength and `stretch` potential during a hard fight with a Blue shark, teamed to 49 strand 3mm stainles steel 15 foot trace with a 12/0 J hook , and copper crimps.
A 2 speed 50 reel completes the tackle set up for sharking.
Floated on a balloon, a whole large slashed Mackerel at 6 fathoms took this fish after a 3 times to the boat 25 minute fight.
Shark measured ,photographed and returned to fight another day.