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THE HUNTING OF THE SHARK – DEEP-SEA FISHING OFF THE COAST OF CO CLARE

The tug on my line is perhaps stronger than the previous ones. But it’s still no shark. In fact, it’s just a slightly chubbier mackerel. I unclip the beady-eyed fish from the hook and fling it into a bucket. Luke Aston, skipper of the ‘Clare Dragoon’, watches with a look of patient disdain as the […]