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31 Jan 2008: Jack Keating - Deep sea fisherman

Jack Keating writes:  On the last day of January three other guys and I went deep-sea fishing. We left here at 5.30 in the morning and got back at 6 in the evening after a tiring day. The boat is 100 feet long and there were about 30 of us altogether, and goes out for about 30 miles before we start fishing.  After a while they move on again looking for another shoal of fish. The largest fish caught weighed in at 30 pounds but most were smaller than this. I caught a small shark which was about two-and-a-half to three feet long among about ten other smaller fish. This is not the one I caught; all the sharks caught were put in a large ice locker until we docked. They were then filleted for you to take home and cook. The weather was beautiful with a mostly clear sky and the temperature getting up to 80 degrees. On the way home we stopped and had a few beers to round off a really nice day.

(Photo from JK)

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