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British Mako Shark Captures - 13/04/13

David Turner has compiled a listing of what he thinks may be the complete list of mako shark captures in Britain.  This list has been updated following conversations with Ian Harbage in 2013. However, David would like your help in adding any missing information.

(Please note! This information is copyrighted by David Turner and cannot be reproduced without his permission.)

Place

Date

Angler

Skipper

Boat

Weight

Falmouth

23/06/1970

Phil Taylor

Robin Vinnicombe

Huntress

370lb

Falmouth

16/06/1971

David Turner

Robin Vinnicombe

Huntress

355lb

Falmouth

??/09/1965

John 5th Earl Kimberley

Robin Vinnicombe

Huntress

390lb

Falmouth

??/07/1964

F. Cook

Robin Vinnicombe

Huntress

449lb

Falmouth

??/07/1967

Not Known

Robin Vinnicombe

Huntress

214lb

Looe

12/05/1971

Joyce Yallop

Alan Dingle

Lady Betty

500lb

Looe

31/07/1963

M. Walne

Edgar Williams

Silver Spray

313lb

Looe

31/07/1963

C. Watts

Jack Soady

Valhalla

291lb

Looe

??/??/1955

Hetty Eathorne

Bill Butters

Little One

352lb

Looe

??/??/1966

Ken Burgess

Ray Pengelly

Irene

498.5lb

Falmouth

22/06/1960

D. Buckland

Clinton Powell

Moss Rose

384lb

Falmouth

??/06/1965

Ted Belston

Robin Vinnicombe

Inter Nos

260lb

Looe

08/07/1954

Mr. Miles

Jack Butters

Paula

230lb

Looe

21/05/1961

Mr Wilson

Johnny Kitto

May Queen

311lb

Falmouth

??/06/66?

Bill Bowden

Robin Vinnicombe

Huntress

336lb

Looe

16/06/1967

K. Cheetham

L. Butters

Sea Bird

400lb

Falmouth

??/??/1964

W. Rogers

Clinton Powell

Swordfish

476lb

Looe

27/06/1964

S. Miller

Johnny Kitto

May Queen

435lb

Falmouth

??/06/1967

Ted Belston

Robin Vinnicombe

Huntress

410lb

Falmouth

01/07/1969

Jock McDonald

Robin Vinnicombe

Huntress

408lb

Falmouth

??/??/1966

P. Steynor

 

 

396lb

Looe

22/06/1963

B. Stevens

Ray Pengelly

Irene

385lb

Mevagissey

??/??/1976

Alice Clemson

 

 

130lb

Mevagissey

??/??/1964

Not Known

Eddie Lakeman

Penare

370lb

Falmouth

??/??/1963

Not Known

Robin Vinnicombe

Inter Nos

160lb

Falmouth

??/??/1960

Veryan Gray

Robin Vinnicombe

Inter Nos

246lb

Falmouth

??/??/1966

Not Known

Robin Vinnicombe

Inter Nos

380lb

Falmouth

??/??/1965?

Not Known

Robin Vinnicombe

Inter Nos

306lb

Falmouth

??/??/1963

Not Known

Robin Vinnicombe

Inter Nos

437lb

Falmouth

??/??/1968?

Not Known

Guy Crossley-Meats

Fathomer

300lb+

Falmouth

29/08/1968

T. Watkins

"Tatty Joe" Seyfert

Try Again

312lb

Looe

 04/07/1956

A. Simpson

Jack Butters

Paula

335.5lb

Looe

??/07/1956

E. Dawson

 

 

129lb

Looe

 

Not Known

Jack Butters

Paula

355lb

Looe

12/06/1959

G. Bowler

Jack Butters

Paula

250.5lb

Looe

10/07/1959

W.Buttle

Jack Symons

Blossom

343lb

Looe

16/07/1959

A. Melhuish

Bert Dingle

Nautilas

372lb

Falmouth

16/09/1960

Murray Mexon

Clinton Powell

Moss Rose

238lb

Fowey

23/09/1960

Not Known

Mike Digby

Blue Phantom

160lb

Fowey

20/06/1961

Dr Walter Blow

Mike Digby

Blue Phantom

376lb

Looe

19/06/1962

John Hanson

Jack Butters

Paula

427.5lb

Looe

26/09/1961

Jack Sefton

Ray Pengelly

Irene

428.5lb

Shanklin IOW

16/08/1963

D. Fenton

 

 

71lb

Mevagissey

16/06/1969

Brian Lewis

Bernard Hunkin

Westward

325.5lb

Falmouth

 July 1962

Not Known

Robin Vinnicombe

Inter Nos

140lb

Looe

15/06/1951

John Eathorne

Bill Butters

Little One

300lb

Looe

10/07/1961

B. Chad-Quick

Ivan Chaston

Tethera?

275lb

Looe

26/07/1961

D Hartas

Frank Pryn

Golden Spray

342lb

Looe

15/06/1962

J Ellison

??

??

345lb

Looe

23/06/1963

Mr Van Houft

??

??

281lb

Looe

23/07/1963

T Sheen

Bert Dingle

Nautilas

352lb

Looe

09/08/1963

Jock McDonald

??

??

334lb

Falmouth

??/??/1964

??

Robin Vinnicombe

Inter Nos

240lb

Looe

13/06/1965

A Hill

L. Butters

Sea Bird

296lb

Mevagissey

??/07?1967

J Hocking

??

??

250lb

Looe

23/08/1967

W. Weeles

Frank Pryn

Polaris

263lb

Looe

20/06/1968

D. Griffiths

Ray Pengelly

Irene

367lb

Looe

??/08/1968

R. Calver

??

??

214lb

Looe

13/06/1970

R. Wood

P. Greenwood

Guiding Star

326lb

Looe

??/06/1971

??

??

??

167lb

Mevagissey

??/05/1972

A Williams

??

??

128lb

Looe

??/06/1972

??

??

??

78lb

Looe

11/07/1977

Anthony Redknap

R. Butters

Lisanne

132lb

Salcombe

04/07/1965?

B. Heath

D. Crews

Chasseur

350lb

Penzance

??/??/196?

Claude Farmer

 

Dolphin

222lb

Looe

Late 50's??

A. Simpson

Jack Butters

Paula

324lb

Looe

1956

E Dawson

??

??

129lb

Looe

10/07/1959

W Buttle

Jack Symons

Blossom

343lb

Milford   Haven July 2013 Andy Griffith Andrew Alsop Whitewater 194lb

 

As you will see , the majority were caught by legendary skipper Robin Vinnicombe (list below).  Again, if you can help add further information, please contact us.

You may find the following audio archive items of interest as they all talk about Mako fishing:-

Robin Vinnicombe interview  http://www.anglingheritage.org/p-22741-robin-vinnicombe-on-makos-sharks.aspx

Frank Vinnicombe interview  http://www.anglingheritage.org/p-22255-frank-vinnicombe-on-mako-sharks.aspx

Andy Griffith interview  http://www.anglingheritage.org/p-23904-shark-fishing-with-andy-griffith.aspx

David Turner interview  http://www.anglingheritage.org/p-23247-david-turner-talks-about-mako-shark-fishing.aspx















 

 

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