Keith Arthur’s views on the news

Angling Times (UK) - - WELCOME -

HAV­ING had the plea­sure of fish­ing with the re­mark­able An­drew Al­sop I’m not a bit sur­prised that, along with his great mate and top an­gler Andy Grif­fith – who also caught the first mako shark off the Welsh coast – the pair have fi­nally pulled a gi­ant bluefin tuna through White Water’s mar­lin door.

It was al­ways a case of when, rather than if, this hap­pened. Tuna have been show­ing up for some years now, chas­ing the prey-fish shoals.

It’s been a fab­u­lous sum­mer for An­drew. Not only has the tuna hap­pened, but a great run of sharks and even wreck­fish (stone bass) has shown up.

I am cer­tain this is down to An­drew and his crews us­ing phe­nom­e­nal amounts of chum (ground­bait to coarse an­glers). This will keep fish on the hunt – they can al­most be weaned on to it.

More and more tuna are fol­low­ing the prey-fish shoals off the Welsh coast.

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