Re: Mako Catches
Thanks for that Allroundergreg, I'll give them a try. Yes, they used to do that at Looe, at Falmouth the local crab fishermen used to take them as bait. What people forget these days, or may never have known, is that bringing the sharks in and weighing them was the only form of publicity for the boats & skippers. There were no mobile phones and few people even had camera's. There weren't even any radios on the boats prior to 1964 so no inter boat communication. Without the daily "wiegh in" there would never have been a Cornish Shark Fishery . Some would say that would have been a good thing but it provided a lot of jobs when Cornwall was dependent on fishing, mining & agriculture. I don't think skippers standing on the quay saying "we went out today and caught ten sharks but put them all back, why don't you come and try it tomorrow" would have had the same impact as seeing them weighed in.