Q: I’ve seen mas­sive fish caught in tele­vi­sion angling pro­grammes, but are there big fish in our seas that will give us a good fight?

Sea Angler (UK) - - SEA SCHOOL -

JOE BREWER, BY EMAIL

DL says: Blue shark are abun­dant in many ar­eas, as are por­bea­gles at cer­tain times of the year. Caught on light tackle, tope are great sport, and both skate and large con­ger eels will cer­tainly give you a solid work­out.

Bluefin tuna are on the in­crease, too, but my un­der­stand­ing is that specif­i­cally tar­get­ing these is il­le­gal, as the UK has no quota for the species. Any tuna caught as a by-catch must be re­leased im­me­di­ately.

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