OUT OF THE BLUE: fin-tastic 70lb catch for local couple
AN ARDCHATTAN father and daughter had a jaw- dropping moment on a recent fishing trip, but thankfully they didn’t drop ‘Jaws’, after catching the blue shark.
Iona Campbell and dad Ronnie, who runs the fishing charter business, Fish N Trips in Bonawe, netted the blue shark during a trip with a family friend, 40 miles from the coast of Pembroke in Wales last month.
Iona, who works as an ophthalmic dispenser in Oban, said: ‘This was my second time shark fishing and it was just as amazing as the first. I love the moment you can see the light reflecting off their stomachs as they come to the surface. They are beautiful creatures and it was lovely seeing them.
We caught around 20 sharks in total, with the one in the picture the biggest, which was about 70lbs.’
The sharks caught on the trip by Ronnie and Iona were all released afterwards.
CATCH OF THE DAY: Iona and Ronnie with their impressive haul