Andy Ford joins the anglers involved in Sharkatag, an important Scottish Sea Anglers Conservation Network event that highlights the need for shark, ray and skate conservation, in a new programme exclusive to angling TV channel www.OnlineFishing.tv .
Andy is joined by Willy Kennedy and Stuart Cresswell, who show him the ropes in his efforts to catch personal best tope to 40lb, bull huss, rays and smoothhounds.
The boys are uptiding and downtiding in running tides for some absolutely superb fish on marks up to 50 metres deep aboard the boat ‘Reel Deal’, and of course the fish are all tagged, measured and returned to fight another day.
The anglers show how to fish with peeler crab and mackerel baits using barbless hooks, while Ian Burrett explains how the commercial fleets have been decimating the ray and shark species populations, and the progress made by the SSACN in the last few years.
Great fishing as Andy bids for his shark ‘Grand Slam’ and a real education in the need for catch and release fishing and the plight of fish like the tope, which are still not protected by Scottish law, plus an insight into the great work being done by the dedicated anglers from the SSACN.
View the free trailer here.