These photos are a small sampling from author Mark Ross's 390-page book "The Glory Days of the Giant Scarborough Tunny." Publsihed in the U.K., this gorgeous hard-bound book chronicles the rise and fall of the giant bluefin tuna fishery that occured off Scarborough on England's east coast. This explosion of giant fish in the North Sea coincided with massive herring runs, and offered a new sport for the affluent during the Great Depression, as well as a reason for tackle companies to begin perfecting big-game fishing gear. This fishery ran strong from the 1930s through the early 1950s, spawning the famous Scarborough Tunny Club. Sadly, due to both a mixture of overfishing and the slow decline of herring populations, these bluefin do not frequent the waters off Scarborough as they did during the "glory days." To learn more about the book, or order a copy from across the big pond, click here.