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September 11, 2013

Two Brits In A Tiny Boat Beat A Monster Shark

By Joe Cermele

Here's the short version from the UK Daily Mail: Two guys set out in a 17-foot "dinghy" hoping to hook a thresher shark. Well, they did, and the 14-foot, 550-pounder took two hours to best, and dragged Wayne Combens little boat 4 miles across the English Channel. Per the story, it's one of the largest sharks ever caught in the UK. It's a great catch, and kudos on the release, but what I find most commical is the farily calm, English-gent attitudes of these guys. Every time I've been on a boat in the states when a shark is hooked up, cuss words are flying, people are screaming...it's kinda funny that these guys sound like they're having a bit of sport on a chalk stream. And I think the guy behind the camera is Michael Caine. Seriously, click here if you don't believe me.

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from Creek Chub wrote 31 weeks 3 days ago

I agree. There is a stark difference between these gents and some of the videos we see posted in the North East when catching big sharks. "Some men, just want to watch the world (or drags) burn" - Sir Michael Cain.

Maybe if the mothership requests your presence in Sweden you could ask these gents for tips catching porbeagle?

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from stick500 wrote 31 weeks 3 days ago

I was following a Brit on horseback in AZ when he fell off into a cactus garden. We had to strip him down to his undies and pull the thorns out of just about everyplace on his body (he was dressed in a polyester shirt and pants!). He never cussed once during the whole ordeal as he just kept saying "oh, it's awful irritating".
When all was said and done I told him if that happened to me you would have heard every word in the book for at least 2 hours. BTW the spill was the fault of the wrangler from the dude ranch who did a poor job of cinching the saddle up.

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from Creek Chub wrote 31 weeks 3 days ago

I agree. There is a stark difference between these gents and some of the videos we see posted in the North East when catching big sharks. "Some men, just want to watch the world (or drags) burn" - Sir Michael Cain.

Maybe if the mothership requests your presence in Sweden you could ask these gents for tips catching porbeagle?

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from stick500 wrote 31 weeks 3 days ago

I was following a Brit on horseback in AZ when he fell off into a cactus garden. We had to strip him down to his undies and pull the thorns out of just about everyplace on his body (he was dressed in a polyester shirt and pants!). He never cussed once during the whole ordeal as he just kept saying "oh, it's awful irritating".
When all was said and done I told him if that happened to me you would have heard every word in the book for at least 2 hours. BTW the spill was the fault of the wrangler from the dude ranch who did a poor job of cinching the saddle up.

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