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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...biggest-blue-shark-caught-British-waters.html

This is an impressive capture. Good to read C&R was practiced also. Seeing big Makos hung up 20-30 years ago with their stomach coming out of their mouths will hopefully become more a thing of the past.

One thing though, I like sharks, and do a lot of reading about them (not fishing, just in general), but the following line suprises me a hell of a lot:

In 2009 there were 13 attacks on humans by blue sharks resulting in four deaths - a mortality rate of 30 per cent and is greater than any other shark.
 

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Superb! and it went back.
 

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...biggest-blue-shark-caught-British-waters.html

This is an impressive capture. Good to read C&R was practiced also. Seeing big Makos hung up 20-30 years ago with their stomach coming out of their mouths will hopefully become more a thing of the past.

One thing though, I like sharks, and do a lot of reading about them (not fishing, just in general), but the following line suprises me a hell of a lot:

In 2009 there were 13 attacks on humans by blue sharks resulting in four deaths - a mortality rate of 30 per cent and is greater than any other shark.
Mark I thought that in the Pacific in WW2 a lot of servicemen were killed by blue sharks? There was one incident in particular, the USS Indianapolis, that was hushed up for propaganda purposes.

http://www.ussindianapolis.org/story.htm
 

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Great fish and well done on the Angler for putting her back :clap:
 

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Mark I thought that in the Pacific in WW2 a lot of servicemen were killed by blue sharks? There was one incident in particular, the USS Indianapolis, that was hushed up for propaganda purposes.

http://www.ussindianapolis.org/story.htm
Mission of the shark....great film. Wasnt Captain Quint, from Jaws on the Indionapolis and thats why he hated sharks so much?
 

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Mark I thought that in the Pacific in WW2 a lot of servicemen were killed by blue sharks? There was one incident in particular, the USS Indianapolis, that was hushed up for propaganda purposes.

http://www.ussindianapolis.org/story.htm
Quite true Paul, though there have been a couple of occasions where Blue Sharks were blamed initially, before Oceanic White Tips were found to be the more likely culprits.

The reason I was suprised Paul, is the line stating 13 attacks attributed to the Blue Shark in '09? I think thats a load of b*llocks to be honest.
 

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That is a massive Blue! I really think a trip next year is in order. I've got the rods & reels and it's less than an hour away. No excuse.
 
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